UFC Fight Night 188 Medical Suspensions: Rob Font Facing Possible 6-Month Term

By: Tristen Critchfield
May 25, 2021


Rob Font put on a striking clinic against Cody Garbrandt in the UFC Fight Night 188 headliner, but the Boston native could be sidelined for some time following their bantamweight bout.

Font needs X-rays on his right tibia/fibula, ankle and foot and doctor clearance or he will be sidelined until Nov. 19. At a minimum, he is suspended until June 22 with no contact until June 13. Garbrandt, meanwhile, is suspended until July 22 with no contact until July 7.

The Nevada Athletic Commission recently released a full list of medical suspensions from the event to mixedmartialarts.com. UFC Fight Night 188 took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and saw Font defeat Garbrandt via unanimous decision in the evening’s main event.

Six other athletes from UFC Fight Night 188 are facing potential six-month terms: Justin Tafa (left hand), Felicia Spencer (right knee), Ricardo Ramos (right wrist, right ankle), Chris Barnett (right knee), Bruno Silva (right hand) and Neurdanbieke Shayilan (facial fractures).

UFC Fight Night 188 Medical Suspensions

Rob Font: must have right tibia/fibula, ankle and foot X-rays, if positive must have orthopedic dcotor clearance or no contest until 11/19/21; minimum suspension no contest until 6/22/21, no contact until 6/13/21

Cody Garbrandt: suspended until 7/22/21, no contact until 7/7/21

Xiaonan Yan: suspended until 6/22/21, no contact until 6/13/21 – forehead laceration

Jared Vanderaa: must have both facial lacerations on nose and above right eyebrow cleared by doctor or no contest 7/7/21, no contact until 6/22/21

Justin Tafa: must have left hand first metacarpal fracture cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 11/19/21; minimum suspension until 6/22/21, no contact until 6/13/21

Felicia Spencer: must have right knee MRI, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 11/19/21; minimum suspension no contest until 6/13/21, no contact until 6/6/21

Ricardo Ramos: must have right wrist MRI and right ankle X-ray, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 11/19/21; minimum suspension no contest until 6/13/21, no contact until 6/6/21

Jack Hermansson: suspended until 6/22/21, no contact until 6/13/21 — hard fight

Edmen Shahbazyan: suspended until 7/7/21, no contact until 6/22/21 — facial lacerations around both eyebrows

Ben Rothwell: suspended until 6/13/21, no contact until 6/6/21 — nasal laceration

Chris Barnett: must have right knee MRI, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 11/19/21; minimum suspension no contest until 6/22/21, no contact until 6/13/21

Court McGee: suspended until 6/2/21, no contact until 6/13/21

Claudio Silva: suspended until 6/2/21, no contact until 6/13/21

Bruno Silva: must have right hand X-ray if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 11/19/21; minimum suspension no contest until 6/22/21, no contact until 6/13/21

Victor Rodriguez: suspended until 7/721, no contact until 6/22/21

Neurdanbieke Shayilan: must have bilateral lamina papyracea fractures cleared by OMF doctor or no contest until 11/19/21; minimum suspension no contest until 6/22/21, no contact until 6/13/21

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