UFC 259 Medical Suspensions: Israel Adesanya Could Be Shelved Six Months

The UFC 259 medical suspensions have been released.

UFC 259 took place inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 6. In the main event, UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya challenged Jan Blachowicz for the UFC Light Heavyweight Title. Blachowicz earned the unanimous decision victory.

Blachowicz will be sidelined until April 6. As for Adesanya, he’ll need to get an x-ray of his left foot and ankle. If something is wrong, then he’ll need clearance from an Orthopedic doctor or he’ll be shelved until September 3.

Also facing lengthy medical suspensions are Megan Anderson and Aleksandar Rakic. Both need clearance from an Orthopedic doctor if their x-rays are positive.

Here are the rest of the UFC 259 medical suspensions (via The Underground).

UFC 259 Medical Suspensions

Jan Blachowicz: suspended until 04/06/21, No contact until 03/28/21.

Israel Adesanya: must have left foot & ankle x-ray, if positive must have Orthopedic Dr clearance or no contest until 09/03/21; minimum suspension no contest until 04/21/21, no contact until 04/06/21.

Megan Anderson: must have right elbow MRI, if positive must have Orthopedic Dr clearance & must have nasal x-ray, if positive must have Dr clearance or no contest until 09/03/21; minimum suspension no contest until 04/21/21, no contact until 04/06/21.

Aljamain Sterling: suspended until 05/06/21, No contact until 04/21/21.

Aleksandar Rakic: must have right ankle x-ray, if positive must have Orthopedic Dr clearance or no contest until 09/03/21; minimum suspension no contest until 04/06/21, no contact until 03/28/21.

Thiago Santos: suspended until 03/28/21, No contact until 03/21/21.

Dominick Cruz: suspended until 04/06/21, No contact until 03/28/21 – Face lacerations.

Casey Kenney: suspended until 04/06/21, No contact until 03/28/21- Tooth #9 chip.

Kyler Phillips: suspended until 04/06/21, No contact until 03/28/21 – Sutures above left eyebrow and right eyelid.

Song Yadong: suspended until 03/28/21, No contact until 03/21/21.

Joseph Benavidez: suspended until 04/21/21, No contact until 04/06/21 – Cut under left eye.

Rogerio Bontorin: suspended until 04/21/21, No contact until 04/06/21.

Tim Elliott: suspended until 04/06/21 No contact until 03/28/21 – Cut on top of head.

Jordan Espinosa: must have right hand x-ray, if positive must have Orthopedic Dr clearance or no contest until 09/03/21; minimum suspension no contest until 04/06/21, no contact until 03/28/21.

Kennedy Nzechukwu: suspended until 04/06/21, No contact until 03/28/21 – Contusion right eye.

Carlos Ulberg: suspended until 04/21/21, No contact until 04/06/21 – Sutures right orbital.

Jake Matthews: suspended until 04/06/21, No contact until 03/28/21.

Livinha Souza: suspended until 04/21/21, No contact until 04/06/21.

Aalon Cruz: suspended until 04/21/21, No contact until 04/06/21.

Mario Bautista: suspended until 04/21/21, No contact until 04/06/21.

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