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UFC 231 Medical Suspensions: Brian Ortega Could Miss Up To 6 Months

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Brian Ortega shows his damage from the UFC 231 main event against Max Holloway

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UFC 231 medical suspensions have been handed out by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the regulating body that looked over the pay-per-view at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, December 8. Receiving one of the lengthiest suspensions was predictably main event participant and featherweight title contender Brian Ortega, who suffered a four-round beating at the hands of current champion Max Holloway before the doctors had to intervene and stop the fight.

Ortega, along with preliminary card fighter Chad Laprise, has been suspended 180 days or until medically cleared.

That means it could be at least six months until we see Ortega look to bounce back from the first loss of his professional mixed martial arts career.

A number of other fighters who participated at the event were suspended between 14 and 30 days, including Holloway, who cemented his spot as arguably the best 145-pound fighter in UFC history.

A full list of medical suspensions from UFC 231 can be seen below, via MMAjunkie.com.

Max Holloway: Suspended 30 days
def. Brian Ortega: Suspended 180 days or until medically cleared

Valentina Shevchenko: Suspended 30 days
def. Joanna Jedrzejczyk: Suspended 30 days

Gunnar Nelson: Suspended 30 days and needs medical clearance
def. Alex Oliveira: Suspended 30 days and needs medical clearance

Hakeem Dawodu: Suspended 14 days
def. Kyle Bochniak: Suspended 30 days and needs medical clearance

Thiago “Marreta” Santos: Suspended 14 days
def. Jimi Manuwa: Suspended 60 days and needs medical clearance

Nina Ansaroff: Suspended 14 days and needs medical clearance
def. Claudia Gadelha: Suspended 14 days

Gilbert Burns: Suspended 14 days
def. Olivier Aubin-Mercier: Suspended 14 days

Jessica Eye: Suspended 30 days
def. Katlyn Chookagian: Suspended 30 days

Elias Theodorou: Suspended 30 days
def. Eryk Anders: Suspended 30 days and needs medical clearance

Brad Katona: Suspended 14 days
def. Matthew Lopez: Suspended 30 days

Dhiego Lima: Suspended 14 days
def. Chad Laprise: Suspended 180 days or until medically cleared

Diego Ferreira: Suspended 14 days
def. Kyle Nelson: Suspended 60 days

Aleksandar Rakic: Suspended 14 days
def. Devin Clark: Suspended 60 days and needs medical clearance


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