UFC Fight Night 185 Medical Suspensions: Derrick Lewis Faces Possible 6-Month Layoff

By Tristen Critchfield Feb 23, 2021


Derrick Lewis could be sidelined for up to six months following his second-round knockout victory over Curtis Blaydes in the UFC Fight Night 185 main event.

A full list of medical suspensions from this past Saturday’s card at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas was released to mixedmartialarts.com. Lewis must have X-rays of his right hand and wrist and receive medical clearance or he will be sidelined until Aug. 20. At a minimum, “The Black Beast is out until March 14 with no contact until March 7. Blaydes, meanwhile, is suspended until April 22 with no contact until April 7.

One fighter who didn’t compete at UFC Fight Night 185 was Jamall Emmers, who suffered back spasms just prior to his walkout against Chas Skelly. As a result, Emmers must undergo an MRI of his lumbar and receive doctor clearance or face a six-month suspension.

Eight other athletes who fought on Saturday are facing potential six-month terms: Charles Rosa (right hand), Chris Daukaus (right hand), Andrei Arlovski (right foot), Danny Chavez (right foot), John Castaneda (right hand), Nate Landwehr (nose), Shana Dobson (left eye) and Jared Vanderaa (nasal bone).

UFC Fight Night 185 Medical Suspensions:

Derrick Lewis: must have X-ray of right hand and wrist, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 08/20/21; minimum suspension no contest until 03/14/21, no contact until 03/07/21

Curtis Blaydes: suspended until 04/22/21, No contact until 04/07/21

Ketlen Vieira: suspended until 04/07/21, no contact until 03/23/21 – right forehead laceration

Darrick Minner: suspended until 03/14/21, no contact until 03/07/21

Charles Rosa: must have X-ray of right hand, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 08/20/21; minimum suspension no contest until 04/07/21, no contact until 03/23/21 – forehead laceration

Chris Daukaus: must have X-ray of right hand, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 08/20/21

Alexey Oleynik: suspended until 04/07/21, no contact until 03/23/21

Phil Hawes: suspended until 03/23/21, no contact until 03/14/21 – left eyebrow and right cheek lacerations

Nassourdine Imavov: suspended until 03/23/21, no contact until 03/14/21

Tom Aspinall: suspended until 03/23/21, No contact until 03/14/21

Andrei Arlovski: must have X-ray of right foot, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 08/20/21; minimum suspension no contest until 04/07/21, no contact until 03/23/21

Jared Gordon: suspended until 03/23/21, no contact until 03/14/21

Danny Chavez: must have X-ray of right foot, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 08/20/21; minimum suspension no contest until 04/07/21, no contact until 03/23/21

John Castaneda: must have X-ray of right hand, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 08/20/21; minimum suspension no contest until 03/14/21, no contact until 03/07/21

Eddie Wineland: suspended until 04/07/21, no contact until 03/23/21 – left eyebrow and nose lacerations

Nate Landwehr: must have X-ray of nose, if positive must have ENT doctor clearance or no contest until 08/20/21; minimum suspension no contest until 04/07/21, no contact until 03/23/21

Casey O'Neill: suspended until 03/23/21, no contact until 03/14/21

Shana Dobson: must have left eye cleared by ophthalmologist or no contest until 08/20/21; minimum suspension no contest until 04/07/21, no contact until 03/23/21 – blurry vision

Jamall Emmers: must have MRI of lumbar, if positive must have orthopedic doctor or spine specialist clearance or no contest until 08/20/21; minimum suspension no contest until 03/14/21, no contact until 03/07/21 – back spasms

Drako Rodriguez: suspended until 04/22/21, no contact until 04/07/21

Sergey Spivak: suspended until 03/14/21, no contact until 03/07/21

Jared Vanderaa: must have nasal bone fracture cleared by ENT doctor or no contest until 08/20/21; minimum suspension no contest until 04/07/21, no contact until 03/23/21 – eyebrow laceration

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