UFC 156 Medical Suspensions: Frankie Edgar, Evan Dunham, Francisco Rivera Face 6 Months


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Three fighters from Saturday’s UFC 156 card have been handed potential six-month medical suspensions by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

The NAC on Monday released a full list of suspensions from the event, which took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

The UFC 156 main event saw Jose Aldo retain his featherweight crown with a five-round verdict against former 155-pound champion Frankie Edgar. Edgar must receive a facial CT scan to rule out a potential left orbital fracture; if he does not receive medical clearance he will not be able to return to the Octagon until Aug. 2. At a minimum, “The Answer” will be out of action until April 4.

Meanwhile, lightweight Evan Dunham, who scored a unanimous decision victory over Gleison Tibau in a preliminary contest, faces six months on the shelf after suffering a right orbital fracture. With doctor clearance he can compete as soon as April 4.

Francisco Rivera began the evening’s festivities with a second-round technical knockout triumph over Edwin Figueroa in a bantamweight tilt. Rivera must have his right hand or wrist x-rayed and cleared by a doctor or he will also be sidelined until Aug. 2. The minimum suspension for “Cisco” is March 20.

UFC 156 Medical Suspensions:

Frankie Edgar: Must have facial CT scan to rule out left orbital fracture; if positive must have doctor clearance or no contest until Aug. 2. Minimum suspension no contest until April 4, no contact until March 20.

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: Needs clearance by an ophthalmologist before next fight on right eye injury.

Antonio Silva: Suspended until March 5; no contact until Feb. 24 for chin laceration.

Alistair Overeem: Suspended until March 20; no contact until March 5

Joseph Benavidez: Suspended until Feb. 24; no contact until Feb. 17 for forehead laceration

Evan Dunham: Must have right orbital blowout fracture cleared by an ophthalmologist or plastic surgeon or no contest until Aug. 2. Minimum suspension no contest until April 4; no contact until March 20

Gleison Tibau: Suspended until Feb. 24; no contact until Feb. 17

Jay Hieron: Suspended until April 4; no contact until March 20

Jacob Volkmann: Suspended until March 5; no contact until Feb. 24 for right eye contusion

Yves Edwards: Suspended until March 5; no contact until Feb. 24 for left eye laceration

Chico Camus: Suspended until Feb. 24; no contact until Feb. 17

Francisco Rivera: Must have right hand/wrist x-rayed, if positive needs orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until Aug. 2. Minimum suspension no contest until March 20; no contact until March 5

Edwin Figueroa: Suspended until Feb. 24; no contact until Feb. 17 for left eye laceration

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