UFC Vegas 43 Medical Suspensions: Miesha Tate Might Not Return For Six Months

Former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate could be sitting on the sidelines for a while.

Tate (19-8) reportedly suffered “bilateral nose fractures” and a “superior nasal septal fracture after dropping her battle against Ketlen Vieira via decision last Saturday at UFC Vegas 43.

Tate will need medical clearance to avoid the six-month suspension. This isn’t the first time she’s suffered a broken nose; she’s suffered multiple and has undergone corrective surgery.

Medical suspensions were released on Tuesday by official ABC records keeper mixedmartialarts.com.

Here’s the full list of suspensions from UFC Vegas 43:

Miesha Tate: Must have bilateral nose fractures and superior nasal septal fracture cleared by an ear, nose and throat doctor or no contest until May 20; suspended at minimum until Jan. 5 with no contact until Dec. 21.

Sean Brady: suspended until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12 for bilateral small lacerations under both eyes.

Joanne Calderwood: Must have left hand X-ray, if positive, needs orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until May 20; suspended at minimum until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12 for hard fight.

Rani Yahya: suspended until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12 for laceration under left eye.

Kyung Ho Kang: suspended until Dec. 12 with no contact until Dec. 5.

Adrian Yanez: Must have right hand X-ray, if positive, needs orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until May 20; suspended at minimum until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12.

Davey Grant: suspended until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12 for laceration on nose.

Tucker Lutz: suspended until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12.

Rafa Garcia: Must have right hand and right elbow X-ray, if positive, needs orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until May 20; suspended at minimum until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12.

Natan Levy: Must have bilateral foot X-rays, if positive, needs orthopedic doctor clearance and must have dental evaluation for No. 8 and No. 9 teeth issue; suspended at minimum until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12.

Lupita Godinez: Must have right knee X-ray, if positive, needs orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until May 20.

Cody Durden: Must have nasal bones X-ray, if positive, needs ear, nose and throat or maxillofacial doctor clearance or no contest until May 20; suspended at minimum until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12.

Aori Qileng: suspended until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12.

Sean Soriano: suspended until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12.

Sam Hughes: suspended until Dec. 21 with no contact until Dec. 12.

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