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UFC 239: Rockhold faces lengthy suspension after KO, broken jaw

✅ UFC 239 was a high-thrills event with several exciting fights that delivered - at a high cost ✅ Santos' knee injury keeps him out until 2020

Thiago Santos and Luke Rockhold risk lengthy suspensions following their losses at UFC 239 this weekend. 

The medical suspensions for UFC 239 have recently been released and obtained by MMA Junkie. In no surprise to many, title challenger Thiago Santos will be out until next year at the earliest due to the substantial damage he took to his knee in the losing effort to Jon Jones. An x-ray is required for Jones left foot, as he has to leave the cage in a wheelchair. It’s not yet clear though if he has an injury keeping him out of the cage until next year.

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Former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold will require surgery following the fractured jaw he sustained in the knockout loss to Jan Blachowicz. While being able to return in september at the earliest he risks being out until 2020.

Full medical suspensions for UFC 239 can be seen below.

  • Jon Jones: Needs left foot X-ray. If injury discovered, must have orthopedic doctor’s clearance, or suspended until Jan. 3, 2020; suspended at minimum until Aug. 21 with no contact until Aug. 6
  • Thiago Santos: Needs left hand X-rayed and MRI of left knee. If injury discovered, must have orthopedic doctor clearance, or suspended until Jan. 3, 2020; suspended at minimum until Aug. 6 with no contact until July 28
  • Holly Holm: Suspended until Sept. 5 with no contact until Aug. 21
  • Ben Askren: Suspended until Sept. 5 with no contact until Aug. 21
  • Luke Rockhold: Needs oral and maxillofacial surgery, doctor’s clearance for fractured left jaw, or suspended until Jan. 3, 2020; suspended at minimum until Sept. 5 with no contact until Aug. 21
  • Diego Sanchez: suspended until Aug. 6 with no contact until July 28 for hard fight
  • Michael Chiesa: Needs left hand X-ray. If injury discovered, must have orthopedic doctor’s clearance, or suspended until Jan. 3, 2020
  • Gilbert Melendez: Suspended until Aug. 21 with no contact until Aug. 6
  • Marlon Vera: Suspended until Aug. 6 with no contact until July 28
  • Claudia Gadelha: Needs right hand X-ray. If injury discovered, must have orthopedic doctor’s clearance, or suspended until Jan. 3, 2020
  • Randa Markos: Needs left hand X-ray. If injury discovered, must have orthopedic doctor’s clearance, or suspended until Jan. 3, 2020
  • Alejandro Perez: Suspended until Sept. 5 with no contact until Aug. 21 for hard fight
  • Song Yadong: Needs right foot X-rayed and MRI of left knee. If injury discovered, must have orthopedic doctor clearance, or suspended until Jan. 3, 2020; suspended at minimum until Aug. 6 with no contact until July 28
  • Jack Marshman: suspended until July 21 with no contact until July 14
  • Julia Avila: suspended until Aug. 21 with no contact until Aug. 6 for cut above right eye
  • Pannie Kianzad: suspended until Sept. 5 with no contact until Aug. 21

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