UFC on ESPN 23 Medical Suspensions: Reyes Facing 6 Months Due to Facial Fractures

By: Tristen Critchfield
May 4, 2021


Not only did Dominick Reyes lose his third consecutive fight at UFC on ESPN 23, but he could be out for a lengthy period of time as well.

Reyes suffered a second-round knockout loss to Jiri Prochazka in Saturday’s headliner at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. As a result of that defeat, the former title challenger must receive doctor clearance for nasal and orbital fractures or he will be sidelined for six months. At a minimum, he is suspended until July 1 with no contact until June 16. Despite absorbing some solid shots over the course of the bout, Prochazka emerged with a clean bill of health following his spinning elbow KO victory.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission released a list of medical suspensions to mixedmartialarts.com.

Three other fighters from UFC on ESPN 23 are also facing potential six-month terms pending doctor clearance: Ion Cutelaba (nose), Luana Pinheiro (finger) and Andreas Michailidis (left hand).

UFC on ESPN 23 Medical Suspensions:

Dominick Reyes: must have bilateral nasal bone fractures, right displaced orbital medial wall fracture, and left displaced orbital zygomatic arch fracture cleared by ENT or OMF doctor or no contest until 10/29/21; minimum suspension no contest until 7/1/21, no contact until 6/16/21

Cub Swanson: suspended until 6/1/21, no contact until 5/23/21

Ion Cutelaba: must have nasal X-ray, if positive must have doctor clearance or no contest until 10/29/21; minimum suspension no contest until 6/1/21, no contact until 5/23/21 — right eye laceration

Dustin Jacoby: suspended until 6/1/21, no contact until 5/23/21— nose laceration

Krzysztof Jotko: suspended until 6/1/21, no contact until 5/23/21— facial contusion

Merab Dvalishvili: suspended until 5/23/21, no contact until 5/16/21

Cody Stamann: suspended until 5/23/21, no contact until 5/16/21

Randa Markos: suspended until 6/1/21, no contact until 5/23/21- left eyelid laceration

Luana Pinheiro: must have left 4th finger avulsion of middle phalanx cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 10/29/21, minimum suspension no contest until 6/16/21, no contact until 6/1/21

T.J. Brown: suspended until 6/1/21, no contact until 5/23/21

Kai Kamaka III: suspended until 6/1/21, no contact until 5/23/21 — right ear hematoma needs to be drained

Luana Carolina: suspended until 6/1/21, no contact until 5/23/21— right eye laceration

Andreas Michailidis: must have left hand x-ray, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 10/29/21

K.B. Bhullar: suspended until 5/23/21, no contact until 5/16/21

Felipe Dias Colares: suspended until 6/1/21, no contact until 5/23/21— right rib pain

Luke Sanders: suspended until 6/1/21, no contact until 5/21/21— left elbow laceration

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