UFC Fight Night 192 Medical Suspensions: Anthony Smith Faces Potential 6-Month Term

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 21, 2021

Anthony Smith is one of six athletes from UFC Fight Night 192 who is facing a potentially lengthy medical suspension.

Smith defeated Ryan Spann via rear-naked choke at the 3:47 mark of Round 1 in their headlining light heavyweight bout on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. “Lionheart” must now have an MRI on his right knee and receive doctor clearance or he will be sidelined until March 18. Spann, meanwhile, is suspended until Oct. 19 with no contact until Oct. 10.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission recently released a full list of medical suspensions to mixedmartialarts.com.

Five other competitors from UFC Fight Night 192 are also facing a six-month sit pending doctor clearance: Devin Clark (alveolar ridge fracture, left ankle), Joaquin Buckley (left orbital fracture), Pannie Kianzad (right cornial abrasion), Zhu Rong (left thumb) and Gustavo Lopez (left infraorbital wall fracture).

UFC Fight Night 192 Medical Suspensions:

Anthony Smith: must have right knee MRI. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 03/18/22 – right knee pain

Ryan Spann: suspended until 10/19/21. No contact until 10/10/21

Ion Cutelaba: suspended until 10/19/21. No contact until 10/10/21 – hard fight

Devin Clark: must have alveolar ridge fracture cleared by dental or OMFS doctor and left ankle x-ray. If ankle is positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 03/18/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 11/18/21, no contact until 11/03/21

Mandy Bohm: suspended until 11/03/21. No contact until 10/19/21

Christos Giagos: suspended until 11/18/21. No contact until 11/03/21

Nathan Maness: suspended until 10/10/21. No contact until 10/03/21

Tony Gravely: suspended until 11/18/21. No contact until 11/03/21

Joaquin Buckley: must have left orbital fracture cleared by OMF or ophthalmologist doctor, or no contest until 03/18/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 11/03/21, no contact until 10/19/21

Antonio Arroyo: until 11/18/21. No contact until 11/03/21

Tafon Nchukwi: suspended until 10/10/21. No contact until 10/03/21

Mike Rodriguez: suspended until 11/03/21. No contact until 10/19/21 – hard fight

Raquel Pennington: suspended until 10/19/21. No contact until 10/10/21

Pannie Kianzad: must have right cornial abrasion cleared by ophthalmologist or no contest until 03/18/22. No contact until 10/19/21

Zhu Rong: must have left thumb x-ray. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 03/18/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 10/19/21, no contact until 10/10/21

Brandon Jenkins: suspended until 11/18/21. No contact until 11/03/21

J.P. Buys: suspended until 11/18/21. No contact until 11/03/21

Sarah Alpar: suspended until 11/03/21. No contact until 10/19/21

Impa Kasanganay: suspended until 11/03/21. No contact until 10/19/21

Gustavo Lopez: must have left infraorbital wall fracture cleared by OMF or ophthalmologist and right hand fracture cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 03/18/21. Minimum suspension no contest until 11/03/21, no contact until 10/19/21

Heili Alateng: suspended until 10/19/21. No contact until 10/10/21

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