UFC Fight Night 198 Medical Suspensions: Miesha Tate Facing 6 Months for Nose Fractures

By: Tristen Critchfield
Nov 23, 2021

Miesha Tate is facing a six-month medical suspension following her loss to Ketlen Vieira in the UFC Fight Night 198 main event.

Tate, who lost a unanimous verdict to Vieira, must have multiple nose fractures cleared by an ear, nose and throat doctor or she will be sidelined until May 20. At a minimum, she is suspended until Jan. 5 with no contact until Jan. 5. Vieira, meanwhile, emerged with a clean bill of health after the event.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission released a full list of medical suspensions from the event to mixedmartialarts.com. UFC Fight Night 198 took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday and also saw Sean Brady defeat Michael Chiesa via unanimous decision in the evening’s co-headliner. Brady is suspended until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12 due to lacerations under both eyes.

Five other competitors from UFC Fight Night 198 are facing potential six-month terms pending doctor clearance: Joanne Calderwood (left hand), Adrian Yanez (right hand), Rafa Garcia (right hand, right elbow), Lupita Godinez (right knee) and Cody Durden (nose).

UFC Fight Night 198 Medical Suspensions:

Miesha Tate: Must have bilateral nose fractures and superior nasal septal fracture cleared by an ear, nose and throat doctor or no contest until May 20; suspended at minimum until Jan. 5 with no contact until Dec. 21.

Sean Brady: suspended until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12 for bilateral small lacerations under both eyes.

Joanne Wood: Must have left hand X-ray, if positive, needs orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until May 20; suspended at minimum until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12 for hard fight.

Rani Yahya: suspended until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12 for laceration under left eye.

Kyung Ho Kang: suspended until Dec. 12 with no contact until Dec. 5.

Adrian Yanez: Must have right hand X-ray, if positive, needs orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until May 20; suspended at minimum until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12.

Davey Grant: suspended until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12 for laceration on nose.

Tucker Lutz: suspended until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12.

Rafa Garcia: Must have right hand and right elbow X-ray, if positive, needs orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until May 20; suspended at minimum until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12.

Natan Levy: Must have bilateral foot X-rays, if positive, needs orthopedic doctor clearance and must have dental evaluation for No. 8 and No. 9 teeth issue; suspended at minimum until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12.

Lupita Godinez: Must have right knee X-ray, if positive, needs orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until May 20.

Cody Durden: Must have nasal bones X-ray, if positive, needs ear, nose and throat or maxillofacial doctor clearance or no contest until May 20; suspended at minimum until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12.

Qileng Aori: suspended until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12.

Sean Soriano: suspended until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12.

Sam Hughes: suspended until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12.

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