UFC Vegas 19 medical suspensions: Derrick Lewis potentially out until August after knockout victory


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Derrick Lewis added another incredible knockout to his resume, but his right hand paid the price for it.

Following his second-round KO of Curtis Blaydes in Saturday’s UFC Vegas 19 heavyweight main event, Lewis was diagnosed with injuries to his right hand and wrist according to an official list of medical suspensions from mixedmartialarts.com. The event at UFC APEX in Las Vegas was overseen by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Lewis requires an X-ray on his right hand and wrist. If positive, Lewis must receive clearance from an orthopedic doctor or potentially be out of action until Aug. 20.

Blaydes is not listed as having any major injuries and has received a two-month suspension, with no contact until April 7.

Nine other fighters are potentially facing six-month suspensions: Charles Rosa (right hand), Chris Daukaus (right hand), Andrei Arlovski (right foot), Danny Chavez (right foot), John Castaneda (right hand), Nate Landwehr (nose), Shana Dobson (left eye), Jamall Emmers (lumbar), and Jared Vanderaa (nasal bone).

Of note, Emmers is on the suspension list despite not competing at Saturday’s show. He was scheduled to fight Chas Skelly in a preliminary featherweight bout, but did not make the walk to the octagon. Skelly had already entered the cage, but after a delay it was announced on the broadcast that Emmers was suffering from back issues that would prevent him from competing and the bout was cancelled.

See the full list of UFC Vegas 19 medical suspensions below:

Derrick Lewis: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor on positive result from X-ray on right hand and wrist or no contest until Aug. 20; minimum suspension no contest until March 14, no contact until March 7

Curtis Blaydes: Suspended until April 22, no contact until April 7

Ketlen Vieira: Suspended until April 7, no contact until March 23 (right forehead laceration)

Darrick Minner: Suspended until March 14, no contact until March 7

Charles Rosa: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor on positive result from X-ray on right hand or no contest until Aug. 20; minimum suspension no contest until April 7, no contact until March 23 (forehead laceration)

Chris Daukaus: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor on positive result from X-ray on right hand or no contest until Aug. 20

Aleksei Oleinik: Suspended until April 7, no contact until March 23

Phil Hawes: Suspended until March 23, no contact until March 14 (left eyebrow and right cheek lacerations)

Nassourdine Imavov: Suspended until March 23, no contact until March 14

Tom Aspinall: Suspended until March 23, no contact until March 14

Andrei Arlovski: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor on positive result from X-ray on right foot or no contest until Aug. 20; minimum suspension no contest until April 7, no contact until March 23

Jared Gordon: Suspended until March 23, no contact until March 14

Danny Chavez: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor on positive result from X-ray on right foot or no contest until Aug. 20; minimum suspension no contest until April 7, no contact until March 23

John Castaneda: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor on positive result from X-ray on right hand or no contest until Aug. 20; minimum suspension no contest until March 14, no contact until March 7

Eddie Wineland: Suspended until April 7, no contact until March 23 (left eyebrow and nose lacerations)

Nate Landwehr: Must receive clearance from ENT (eyes, nose, and throat) doctor on positive result from X-ray on nose or no contest until Aug. 20; minimum suspension no contest until April 7, no contact until March 23

Casey O’Neill: Suspended until March 23, no contact until March 14

Shana Dobson: Must receive clearance from ophthalmologist on left eye or no contest until Aug. 20; minimum suspension no contest until April 7, no contact until March 23 (blurry vision)

Jamall Emmers: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor or spine specialist on positive result from MRI on lumbar or no contest until Aug. 20; minimum suspension no contest until March 14, no contact until March 7 (back spasms)

Drako Rodriguez: Suspended until April 22, no contact until April 7

Serghei Spivac: Suspended until March 14, no contact until March 7

Jared Vanderaa: Must receive clearance from ENT doctor for nasal bone fracture or no contest until Aug. 20; minimum suspension no contest until April 7, no contact until March 23 (eyebrow laceration)

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