UFC 255 Medical Suspensions: Alex Perez, Jennifer Maia Face Potential 6-Month Terms

By Tristen Critchfield Nov 23, 2020


Alex Perez and Jennifer Maia are among nine fighters from UFC 255 who are facing potential six-month medical suspensions.

Mixedmartialarts.com released a full list of medical suspensions from Saturday’s event, which took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. In the main event, Deiveson Figueiredo submitted Perez with a guillotine choke 1:57 into the opening stanza to retain his flyweight crown, while Valentina Shevchenko garnered a five-round verdict over Maia to defend her 125-pound belt in the evening’s co-headliner.

Perez needs an X-ray and doctor clearance on his right hand or he will be sidelined 180 days. Maia, meanwhile, needs clearance of a nasal fracture or she will also be facing a 180-day suspension. At a minimum, Maia is suspended 45 days with 30 days of no contact.

Seven other fighters from UFC 255 are also facing 180-day terms: Cynthia Calvillo (right shoulder), Brandon Royval (right shoulder), Joaquin Buckley (right hand), Ariane Lipski (orbital fracture), Nicolas Dalby (right foot, right elbow), Daniel Rodriguez (right hand) and Alan Jouban (nasal bone fracture).

UFC 255 Medical Suspensions:

Alex Perez: Needs X-ray and clearance of right hand, otherwise suspended 180 days.

Jennifer Maia: Needs clearance of nasal fracture, otherwise suspended 180 days. Suspended minimum 45 days with 30 days no contact.

Tim Means: Suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact due to a right knee injury.

Mike Perry: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact due to contusions.

Cynthia Calvillo: Needs clearance of right shoulder with MRI, otherwise suspended 180 days. Suspended minimum 30 days with 21 days no contact.

Mauricio Rua: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact.

Brandon Royval: Needs clearance of right shoulder with MRI, otherwise suspended 180 days. Suspended minimum 30 days with 21 days no contact.

Joaquin Buckley: Needs clearance of right hand with X-ray, otherwise suspended 180 days.

Jordan Wright: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact.

Ariane Lipski: Needs clearance of orbital fracture, otherwise suspended 180 days. Suspended minimum 45 days with 30 days no contact.

Nicolas Dalby: Needs clearance of right foot and right elbow with X-rays, otherwise suspended 180 days. Suspended minimum 30 days with 21 days no contact.

Daniel Rodriguez: Needs clearance of right hand with X-ray, otherwise suspended 180 days. Suspended minimum 30 days with 21 days no contact.

Alan Jouban: Needs clearance of nasal bone fracture, otherwise suspended 180 days. Suspended minimum 45 days with 30 days no contact.

Jared Gooden: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact.

Dustin Stoltzfus: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact.

Sasha Palatnikov: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact due to cuts.

Louis Cosce: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact.

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