UFC on ESPN 18 Medical Suspensions: Seven Fighters Facing Possible 180-Day Layoffs

By Tristen Critchfield Dec 1, 2020


Co-main event competitor Takashi Sato is one of seven fighters from UFC on ESPN 18 who is facing a potential 180-day layoff following Saturday’s event.

Sato, who suffered a second-round submission loss to Miguel Baeza in a welterweight clash, must have a left orbital fracture cleared by a doctor or he will be sidelined until May 28. At a minimum, Sato is suspended until Jan. 13 with no contact until Dec. 29. Baeza did not receive a medical suspension.

Mixedmartialarts.com released a full list of medical suspensions from the card on Tuesday.

UFC on ESPN 18 took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday and saw Anthony Smith score a first-round submission victory against Devin Clark in the evening’s light heavyweight headliner. Both Smith and Clark emerged with a clean bill of health following their bout.

Six other fighters from UFC on ESPN 18 are also looking at 180-day sits: Parker Porter (left hand), Bill Algeo (left hand), Norma Dumont (right hand), Ashlee Evans-Smith (left hand), Jonathan Pearce (right foot) and Rachael Ostovich (right hand).

UFC on ESPN 18 Medical Suspensions:

Takashi Sato: Must have left orbital fracture cleared by OMF or ENT doctor, or a plastic surgeon, or no contest until May 28; minimum suspension no contest until Jan. 13, no contact until Dec. 29

Parker Porter: Must have left hand X-rayed and cleared by doctor or no contest until May 28; minimum suspension no contest until Dec. 29, no contact until Dec. 20

Josh Parisian: Suspended until Jan. 28, no contact until Jan. 13

Bill Algeo: Must have left hand X-rayed and cleared by doctor or no contest until May 28; minimum suspension no contact until Dec. 11

Spike Carlyle: Suspended until Dec, 29, no contact until Dec. 20

Norma Dumont: Must have right hand X-rayed and cleared by doctor or no contest until May 28; minimum suspension no contact until Dec. 11

Ashlee Evans-Smith: Must have left hand X-rayed and cleared by doctor or no contest until May 28; minimum suspension no contest until Jan. 13, no contact until Dec. 29 due to nasal laceration

Jonathan Pearce: Must have right foot X-rayed and cleared by doctor or no contest until May 28; minimum suspension no contest until Dec. 29, no contact until Dec. 20

Kai Kamaka III: Suspended until Jan. 13, no contact until Dec. 29

Gina Mazany: Suspended until Dec. 13, no contact until Dec. 6

Rachael Ostovich: Must have right hand X-rayed and cleared by doctor or no contest until May 28; minimum suspension no contest until Dec. 29, no contact until Dec. 20

Malcolm Gordon: Suspended until Jan. 28, no contact until Jan. 13

Luke Sanders: Suspended until Dec. 29, no contact until Dec. 20 for upper lip laceration

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