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UFC on ESPN 9 medical suspensions: Two fighters face potential 180-day layoffs

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Two fighters face potential six-month suspensions as a result of their UFC on ESPN 9 fights Saturday.

The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) handed Spike Carlyle and Vince Morales potential 180-day terms for injuries sustained in their respective bouts.

UFC headliners Tyron Woodley and Gilbert Burns were each suspended, with Woodley getting 45 days due to a facial laceration. Burns, who was victorious after a five-round unanimous decision, was handed a potential 30-day suspensions.

MMA Junkie obtained a list of the UFC on ESPN 9 athletes’ medical suspensions from the NAC on Monday. Fighters can return sooner than the duration of their suspension if cleared by a doctor.

UFC on ESPN 9 took place Saturday at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The event simulcasted on ESPN and ESPN+.

The complete list of UFC on ESPN 9 medical suspensions:

Gilbert Burns: Suspended 30 days; no contact for 21 days Tyron Woodley: Suspended 45 days or until left eyebrow laceration is cleared by physician; no contact for 30 days Augusto Sakai: Suspended 30 days; no contact for 21 days Blagoy Ivanov: Suspended 30 days; no contact for 21 days Billy Quarantillo: Suspended 30 days; no contact for 21 days Spike Carlyle: Suspended 180 days or until left knee MRI is cleared by an orthopedic physician; no contact for 21 days Roosevelt Roberts: No suspension Brok Weaver: Suspended 30 days; no contact for 21 days Mackenzie Dern: No suspension Hannah Cifers: No suspension Katlyn Chookagian: No suspension Antonina Shevchenko: Suspended 30 days; no contact for 21 days Daniel Rodriguez: No suspension Gabe Green: No suspension Jamahal Hill: No suspension Klidson Abreu: Suspended 45 days; no contact for 30 days Brandon Royval: No suspension Tim Elliott: Suspended 30 days; no contact for 21 days Casey Kenney: No suspension Louis Smolka: Suspended 30 days; no contact for 21 days Chris Gutierrez: No suspension Vince Morales: Suspended 180 days or until right orbital fracture is cleared by opthalmologist with minimum 45-day suspension; no contact for 30 days

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