UFC 234 Medical Suspensions: Adesanya, Silva Both Facing Possible 180-Day Layoffs

By: Tristen Critchfield
Feb 13, 2019


UFC 234 main event competitors Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva are both facing potential 180-day suspensions following their bout this past Saturday.

Record keeper mixedmartialarts.com released medical suspensions from the event on Wednesday to MMAjunkie.com.

Adesanya and Silva both need ophthalmologist clearance or they will be sidelined for six months. Adesanya defeated “The Spider” via unanimous decision at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. Adesanya needs clearance for his left eye, while Silva needs clearance for his right eye.

Five other fighters from UFC 234 are facing potential 180-day sits: Ricky Simon (right shoulder and right hand); Dong Hyun Ma (left shin), Shane Young (right foot), Kai Kara-France (right wrist) and Jonathan Martinez (left elbow)

UFC 234 Medical Suspensions:

Israel Adesanya: suspended 180 days or until cleared by ophthalmologist for left eye; suspended a minimum of seven days.

Anderson Silva: suspended 180 days or until cleared by ophthalmologist for right eye; suspended a minimum of 30 days with 21 days no contact.

Ricky Simon: suspended 180 days or until cleared by doctor for right shoulder and right hand; suspended a minimum of 45 days with 30 days no contact.

Rani Yahya: suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact for hard bout.

Montana De La Rosa: mandatory seven-day suspension.

Nadia Kassem: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.

Jim Crute: mandatory seven-day suspension.

Sam Alvey: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO.

Devonte Smith: mandatory seven-day suspension.

Dong Hyun Ma: suspended 180 days or until cleared by X-ray for left shin; suspended a minimum of 45 days with 30 days no contact.

Shane Young: suspended 180 days or until cleared by X-ray for right foot; suspended a minimum of 30 days with 21 days no contact.

Austin Arnett: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.

Kai Kara-France: suspended 180 days or until cleared by MRI for right wrist; suspended a minimum of 30 days with 21 days no contact.

Raulian Paiva Frazao: suspended 45 days for left brow laceration and 30 days no contact.

Kyung Ho Kang: mandatory seven-day suspension.

Teruto Ishihara: suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact for TKO.

Lando Vannata: mandatory seven-day suspension.

Marcos Rosa Mariano: mandatory seven-day suspension.

Jalin Turner: mandatory seven-day suspension.

Callan Potter: suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact for TKO.

Jonathan Martinez: suspended 180 days or until cleared by orthopedist for left elbow; suspended a minimum of 30 days with 21 days no contact.

Wuliji Buren: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact for right toe laceration.

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