UFC Vegas 39 medical suspensions: McKenzie Dern, 8 others facing six-month suspensions


McKenzie Dern injured her right thumb during a fight with Marina Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 39 on Saturday night and has received a six-month medical suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

To avoid being on the side for a long time, Dern must have an X-ray on the damaged appendix and get clearance from the orthopedic doctor before returning to the octagon. Randy Brown is also facing a long layoff after suffering toe and knee injuries in the fight against Jared Gooden.

The full list of suspensions can be found below (recipients mixmartialarts.com):

McKenzie Dern (right thumb): Must have X-ray of right thumb. If the outcome is positive, clearance from the orthopedic doctor is required or there is no competition until April 8, 2022. There is no minimum suspension / competition until November 9 and no contact until October 31st

Randy Brown (right leg thumb, left knee): Have an X-ray of the right foot and MRI of the left knee. If the result is positive, there is no competition until or until April 8, 2022, when clearance is required from the orthopedic doctor. There is no minimum suspension / no contest until November 9 and no contact until October 31st

Matthews Nicholas: Suspended until Nov. 9 and no contact until Oct. 31

Tim Elliott: Suspended until Oct. 31 and no contact until Oct. 24

Maria Agapova (nasal bones): Must have x-ray of nasal bones. If the result is positive, clearance from the ear, nose and throat (ENT) physician is required or there is no contest until April 8, 2022. No contact until November 9th.

Sabina Majo: Suspended until Nov. 9 and no contact until Oct. 31

Chris Gutierrez: Suspended until Oct. 31 and no contact until Oct. 24

Felipe Kolarus (left elbow): Must have x-ray of left elbow. If the result is positive, clearance from the orthopedic doctor is required or there is no competition until April 8, 2022. There is no minimum suspension / no contest until November 24 and no contact until November 9th

Alexander Romanov (left middle finger): Must have x-ray of left middle finger. If the outcome is positive, clearance from the orthopedic doctor is required or there is no competition until April 8, 2022. There is no minimum suspension / competition until November 9 and no contact until October 31st

Jared Vandera (facial injuries): Must have facial injuries on left eye and nose, or no contest until November 24th. No contact until November 9th.

Damon Jackson (right foot): Must have an X-ray of the right foot. If the outcome is positive, clearance from the orthopedic doctor is required or there is no competition until April 8, 2022. There is no minimum suspension / no competition until December 9 and no contact until November 24

Charles Rosa (left thumb): Have an X-ray of the left thumb. If the outcome is positive, clearance from the orthopedic doctor is required or there is no competition until April 8, 2022. There is no minimum suspension / competition until November 9 and no contact until October 31st

Silvana Juarez (left elbow): Must have x-ray of left elbow. If the outcome is positive, clearance from the orthopedic doctor is required or there is no competition until April 8, 2022. There is no minimum suspension / competition until November 9 and no contact until October 31st

Steve Garcia: Suspended until Nov. 24 and no contact until Nov. 9

Charlie’s Owniveros (right forearm, left temporal bone): Clearance from orthopedic surgeons is required for fragments along the distal medial humerus on the right forearm. Clearance from the OMF, ENT or ophthalmologist for fracture of the left y rhygoma and squamous portion of the left temporal bone is not required or until April 8, 2022, there is no competition. Minimum suspension / until November 24 and no contact. 9

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