UFC on ESPN 21 Medical Suspensions: Ruiz, Buys Among Six Fighters Facing 180 Days

By: Tristen Critchfield
Mar 23, 2021


Montserrat Ruiz and Cheyanne Buys could be out for up to six months following their main card matchup at UFC on ESPN 21.

Ruiz, who earned a unanimous decision over Buys in their strawweight clash, must have an MRI on her left knee and right shoulder and if she isn’t cleared, will be sidelined until Sept. 17. At a minimum, she is suspended until April 20 with no contact until April 11. Buys needs a right elbow X-ray and doctor clearance or she will be suspended until Sept. 17. She also has a minimum suspension until April 20 with no contact until April 11.

A full list of medical suspensions from Saturday’s event were released to mixedmartialarts.com. UFC on ESPN 21 took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and saw Derek Brunson take a unanimous verdict against Kevin Holland in the evening’s middleweight main event. Brunson is suspended until April 20 with no contact until April 11 due to a laceration on his right eyebrow, while Holland is suspended until April 11 with no contact until April 4.

Four other fighters from UFC on ESPN 21 are facing potential six-month sits pending doctor clearance: Adrian Yanez (right hand), Harry Hunsucker (left hand, thumb), Trevin Giles (right foot) and Roman Dolidze (orbital fracture).

UFC on ESPN 21 Medical Suspensions:

Derek Brunson: suspended until 04/20/21, no contact until 04/11/21 – Laceration repair right eyebrow

Kevin Holland: suspended until 04/11/21, no contact until 04/04/21

Kenan Song: suspended until 05/20/21, no contact until 05/05/21 – Right facial laceration repair

Montserrat Ruiz: must have left knee and right shoulder MRIs, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 09/17/21; minimum suspension no contest until 04/20/21, no contact until 04/11/21

Cheyanne Buys: must have right elbow X-ray, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 09/17/21; minimum suspension no contest until 04/20/21, no contact until 04/11/21

Adrian Yanez: must have right hand X-ray, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 09/17/21; minimum suspension no contest until 04/20/21, no contact until 04/11/21

Gustavo Lopez: suspended until 05/05/21, no contact until 04/20/21

Harry Hunsucker: must have left hand and thumb X-ray, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 09/17/21; minimum suspension no contest until 05/05/21, no contact until 04/20/21

Macy Chiasson: suspended until 04/11/21, no contact until 04/04/21

Marion Reneau: suspended until 04/20/21, no contact until 04/11/21

Grant Dawson: suspended until 04/20/21, no contact until 04/11/21 – Laceration repair behind right ear

Leonardo Santos: suspended until 05/20/21, No contact until 05/05/21

Trevin Giles: must have right foot x-ray, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 09/17/21; minimum suspension no contest until 04/20/21, no contact until 04/11/21

Roman Dolidze: must have ENT clearance for nondisplaced right orbital floor and medial orbital blowout fractures or no contest until 09/17/21; minimum suspension no contest until 05/05/21, no contact until 04/20/21

Jesse Strader: suspended until 05/05/21, no contact until 04/20/21 — left cheek laceration

Bruno Silva: suspended until 04/20/21, No contact until 04/11/21

J.P. Buys: suspended until 05/05/21, no contact until 04/20/21

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