UFC Vegas 27 medical suspensions: Rob Font faces potential six-month layoff

UFC Vegas 27 medical suspensions: Rob Font faces potential six-month layoff

Rob Font is potentially looking at extended time on the sidelines.

Font earned a unanimous decision victory over Cody Garbrandt in the headliner of UFC Vegas 27 and is one of seven fighters facing a potential six-month medical suspension coming out of this past Saturday’s event at the UFC APEX.

UFC Vegas 27 was overseen by the Nevada Athletic Commission. A list of medical suspensions has been provided by official Association of Boxing Commissions’ record keeper mixedmartialarts.com.

Font requires X-rays of his right tibia and fibula, ankle and foot. If positive, he needs clearance from an orthopedic doctor or be unable to compete until Nov. 19. At minimum, Font is suspended until June 22.

Heavyweights Justin Tafa (left hand) and Chris Barnett (right knee), featherweights Felicia Spencer (right knee), Ricardo Ramos (ankle and wrist) and Shayilan Nuerdanbieke (bilateral lamina papyracea fractures), and Bruno Silva (right hand) are also facing potential six-month suspensions.

Garbrandt was suspended for 60 days following his fourth loss in five appearances and will be eligible to return July 22.

See the full list of UFC Vegas 27 suspensions below:

Rob Font: Must have right tibia/fibula, ankle and foot X-rays. If positive, must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or suspended until Nov. 19. Minimum suspension no contest until June 22, no contact until June 13

Cody Garbrandt: Suspended until July 22, no contact until July 7

Yan Xiaonan: Suspended until June 22 for forehead laceration, no contact until June 13

Jared Vanderaa: Must have both facial lacerations on nose and above right eyebrow cleared by doctor or no contest until July 7, no contact until June 22

Justin Tafa: Must have left hand first metacarpal fracture cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until Nov. 19. Minimum suspension until June 22, no contact until June 13

Felicia Spencer: Must have right knee MRI, if positive must have orthopedic clearance or no contest until Nov. 19. Minimum suspension no contest until June 13, no contact until June 6

Ricardo Ramos: Must have right wrist MRI and right ankle X-ray, if positive must have orthopedic clearance or no contest until Nov. 19. Minimum suspension no contest until June 13, no contact until June 6

Jack Hermansson suspended until June 22 for hard fight, no contact until June 13

Edmen Shahbazyan suspended until July 7 for facial lacerations around both eyebrows, no contact until June 22

Ben Rothwell: Suspended until June 13 for nasal laceration, no contact until June 6

Chris Barnett: Must have right knee MRI, if positive must have orthopedic clearance or no contest until Nov. 19. Minimum suspension no contest until June 22, no contact until June 13

Court McGee: Suspended until June 13, no contact until June 6

Claudio Silva: Suspended until June 22, no contact until June 13

Bruno Silva: Must have right hand X-ray, if positive must have orthopedic clearance or no contest until Nov. 19. Minimum suspension no contest until June 22, no contact until June 13

Victor Rodriguez: Suspended until July 7, no contact until June 22

Shayilan Nuerdanbieke: Must have bilateral lamina papyracea fractures cleared by OMF or no contest until Nov. 19. Minimum suspension no contest until June 22, no contact until June 13

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