UFC Fight Night 196 Medical Suspensions: Vettori, Costa Facing Potential 6-Month Terms

By Tristen Critchfield Oct 27, 2021


Marvin Vettori and Paulo Costa could both be out for a while following their five-round headliner at UFC Fight Night 196 this past Saturday.

Vettori defeated Costa via unanimous decision in a light heavyweight bout at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The fight, which was originally slated to be contested at middleweight, was moved to 205 pounds when Costa revealed that he would be unable to make weight.

Vettori must have X-rays on both forearms and an MRI on his right knee. If positive he must receive doctor clearance or he will be sidelined until April 22. At a minimum, “The Italian Dream” is suspended until Dec. 8 with no contact until Nov. 23. Costa, meanwhile, needs an X-ray and clearance on his right foot or he will also be out until April 22. “Borrachinha” is also suspended until Dec. 8 with no contact until Nov. 23.

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

Five other athletes from UFC Fight Night 196 are facing potential six-month terms: Grant Dawson (rib), Francisco Trinaldo (left hand), Mason Jones (right knee), Jeff Molina (right ankle) and Zviad Lazishvili (right foot).

UFC Fight Night 196 Medical Suspensions:

Marvin Vettori: Must have X-rays on both forearms and MRI of right knee. If positive, must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until April 22. Minimum suspension no contest until Dec. 8, no contact until Nov. 23

Paulo Costa: Must have X-ray on right foot. If positive, must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor and left eye must receive clearance from ophthalmologist or no contest until April 22. Minimum suspension no contest until Dec. 8, no contact until Nov. 23

Grant Dawson: Must receive clearance from thoracic doctor for broken 11th rib or no contest until April 22. Minimum suspension no contest until Nov. 23, no contact until Nov. 14

Ricky Glenn: Suspended until Nov. 23, no contact until Nov. 14

Joselyne Edwards: Suspended until Dec. 8, no contact until Nov. 23 — nasal laceration

Alex Caceres: Suspended until Nov. 14, no contact until Nov. 7 — lip laceration

Seung Woo Choi: Suspended until Dec. 8, no contact until Nov. 23

Francisco Trinaldo: Must have X-ray on left hand. If positive, must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until April 22. Minimum suspension no contest until Nov. 23, no contact until Nov. 14

Dwight Grant: Suspended until Nov. 23, no contact until Nov. 14

Isaac Villanueva: Suspended until Dec. 6, no contact until Nov. 23

Gregory Rodrigues: Suspended until Nov. 23, no contact until Nov. 14

Jun Yong Park: Suspended until Dec. 23, no contact until Dec. 8

Mason Jones: Must have MRI of right knee. If positive, must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until April 22. Minimum suspension no contest until Nov. 23, no contact until Nov. 14

David Onama: Suspended until Nov. 23, no contact until Nov. 14

Maria Oliveira: Suspended until Nov. 23, no contact until Nov. 14

Laureano Staropoli: Suspended until Dec. 8, no contact until Nov. 23 — left eyebrow cuts

Khama Worthy: Suspended until Dec. 8, no contact until Nov. 23 — lip cut

Jeff Molina: Must have X-ray of right ankle. If positive, must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until April 22. Minimum suspension no contest until Nov. 14, no contact until Nov. 7

Daniel Lacerda: Suspended until Dec. 8, no contact until Nov. 23

Livinha Souza: Suspended until Nov. 23, no contact until Nov. 14

Zviad Lazishvili: Must have X-ray of right foot. If positive, must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until April 22. Minimum suspension no contest until Nov. 23, no contact until Nov. 14

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