UFC Fight Night 184 Medical Suspensions: Overeem, Five Others Facing 6 Months

By: Tristen Critchfield
Feb 9, 2021


Alistair Overeem could be sidelined until summer following his second-round technical knockout loss to Alexander Volkov in the UFC Fight Night 184 main event on Saturday.

The Dutch heavyweight must have a nasal bone fracture cleared by an ear, nose and throat doctor or he will be sidelined until Aug. 6. At a minimum, Overeem is suspended until April 8 with no contact until March 24. Volkov, meanwhile, emerged with a clean bill of health after the event.

Mixedmartialarts.com obtained a full list of medical suspensions from the event, which took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Frankie Edgar, who suffered a 28-second KO loss to Cory Sandhagen in the co-headliner, is suspended until April 8 with no contact until March 24.

Five other athletes from UFC Fight Night 184 are facing potential six-month suspensions pending doctor clearance: Alexandre Pantoja (hands), Mike Rodriguez (left shoulder), Manel Kape (thumb), Karol Rosa (left hand), Joselyne Edwards (left shoulder) and Devonte Smith (right hand and wrist).

UFC Fight Night 184 Medical Suspensions:

Alistair Overeem: must have nasal bone fracture cleared by ENT or no contest until 08/06/21; minimum suspension no contest until 04/08/21, no contact until 03/24/21

Frankie Edgar: suspended until 04/08/21. No contact until 03/24/21

Clay Guida: must have forehead laceration cleared by doctor or no contest until 03/09/21, no contact until 02/28/21

Michael Johnson: suspended until 02/28/21. No contact until 02/21/21

Alexandre Pantoja: must have X-ray of both hands, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 08/06/21, minimum suspension no contest until 03/09/21, no contact until 02/28/21

Manel Kape: must have right thumb swelling cleared by doctor or no contest until 08/06/21

Beneil Dariush: suspended until 03/09/21. No contact until 02/28/21 – laceration under left eye

Diego Ferreira: suspended until 03/09/21. No contact until 02/28/21

Mike Rodriguez: must have MRI of left shoulder, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 08/06/21, minimum suspension no contest until 03/09/21, no contact until 02/28/21

Devonte Smith: must have X-ray of right hand and wrist, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 08/06/21, minimum suspension no contest until 03/09/21, no contact until 02/28/21

Karol Rosa: must have X-ray of left hand, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 08/06/21, minimum suspension no contest until 03/09/21, no contact until 02/28/21

Joselyne Edwards: must have orthopedic doctor clearance for left shoulder sprain or no contest until 08/06/21

Justin Jaynes: suspended until 03/09/21. No contact until 02/28/21 – left eye swelling

Seung Woo Choi: suspended until 02/28/21. No contact until 02/21/21

Timur Valiev: suspended until 02/28/21 No contact until 02/21/21

Jerome Rivera: suspended until 03/24/21. No contact until 03/09/21

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