UFC Fight Night 187 Medical Suspensions: Belal Muhammad Requires Eye Doctor Clearance

By: Tristen Critchfield
Mar 16, 2021


Belal Muhammad is not one of the five competitors who could be sidelined up to six months following UFC Fight Night 187, but he will require doctor clearance before he can step into the Octagon again.

A full list of medical suspensions from this past Saturday’s event, which took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, were released to mixedmartialarts.com. The evening’s headliner ended 18 seconds into Round 2 when an accidental eye poke from Leon Edwards rendered Muhammad unable to continue in their welterweight matchup. Muhammad must have his right eye cleared by an ophthalmologist before he can compete again. At a minimum he is suspended until April 13 with no contact until April 4.

Meanwhile, the following five fighters from the card must receive doctor clearance or they will be suspended for six months: Ashley Yoder, Marcelo Rojo (facial fractures), Nasrat Haqparast (left fibula), Rafa Garcia (right elbow) and Cortney Casey (right foot, right hand).

UFC Fight Night 187 Medical Suspensions:

Belal Muhammad: must have right eye cleared by an ophthalmologist; minimum suspension and no contest until 04/13/21. No contact until 04/04/21.

Misha Cirkunov: suspended until 05/13/21. No contact until 04/28/21.

Gavin Tucker: suspended until 04/28/21. No contact until 04/13/21.

Davey Grant: suspended until 04/13/21. No contact until 04/04/21.

Jonathan Martinez: suspended until 04/28/21. No contact until 04/13/21.

Manel Kape: suspended until 04/28/21. No contact until 04/13/21.

Angela Hill: must have ophthalmologist clearance of left eye corneal abrasion; minimum suspension and no contest until 04/13/21, no contact until 04/13/21.

Ashley Yoder: must have right ear cleared by ENT doctor or no contest until 09/10/21.

Charles Jourdain: suspended until 04/13/21. No contact until 04/04/21 — left scalp laceration.

Marcelo Rojo: must have maxillofacial bones fractures cleared by maxillofacial surgeon and left orbital emphysema and left lamina papyracea clearance by ophthalmologist doctor or no contest until 09/10/21.

Ray Rodriguez: suspended until 04/04/21. No contact until 03/28/21.

Nasrat Haqparast: must have left fibula X-rayed to rule out subacute fracture if positive needs orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 09/10/21; minimum suspension and no contest until 04/13/21. No contact until 04/04/21.

Rafa Garcia: must have right elbow X-rayed to rule out fracture if results are positive needs orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 09/10/21; minimum suspension and no contest until 04/13/21. No contact until 04/04/21.

Cortney Casey: must have X-rays of right foot and right hand to rule out fracture, if results are positive needs orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 09/10/21. Minimum suspension and no contest until 04/04/21, no contact until 03/28/21.

Jinh Yu Frey: suspended until 04/04/21. No contact until 03/28/21.

Jason Witt: suspended until 04/13/21. No contact until 04/04/21.

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