UFC on ESPN 23 Medical Suspensions: Reyes Facing 6 Months Due to Facial Fractures

By Tristen Critchfield May 4, 2021


Not only did Dominick Reyes lose his third consecutive fight at UFC on ESPN 23, but he could be out for a lengthy period of time as well.

Reyes suffered a second-round knockout loss to Jiri Prochazka in Saturday’s headliner at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. As a result of that defeat, the former title challenger must receive doctor clearance for nasal and orbital fractures or he will be sidelined for six months. At a minimum, he is suspended until July 1 with no contact until June 16. Despite absorbing some solid shots over the course of the bout, Prochazka emerged with a clean bill of health following his spinning elbow KO victory.

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

Three other fighters from UFC on ESPN 23 are also facing potential six-month terms pending doctor clearance: Ion Cutelaba (nose), Luana Pinheiro (finger) and Andreas Michailidis (left hand).

UFC on ESPN 23 Medical Suspensions:

Dominick Reyes: must have bilateral nasal bone fractures, right displaced orbital medial wall fracture, and left displaced orbital zygomatic arch fracture cleared by ENT or OMF doctor or no contest until 10/29/21; minimum suspension no contest until 7/1/21, no contact until 6/16/21

Cub Swanson: suspended until 6/1/21, no contact until 5/23/21

Ion Cutelaba: must have nasal X-ray, if positive must have doctor clearance or no contest until 10/29/21; minimum suspension no contest until 6/1/21, no contact until 5/23/21 — right eye laceration

Dustin Jacoby: suspended until 6/1/21, no contact until 5/23/21— nose laceration

Krzysztof Jotko: suspended until 6/1/21, no contact until 5/23/21— facial contusion

Merab Dvalishvili: suspended until 5/23/21, no contact until 5/16/21

Cody Stamann: suspended until 5/23/21, no contact until 5/16/21

Randa Markos: suspended until 6/1/21, no contact until 5/23/21- left eyelid laceration

Luana Pinheiro: must have left 4th finger avulsion of middle phalanx cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 10/29/21, minimum suspension no contest until 6/16/21, no contact until 6/1/21

T.J. Brown: suspended until 6/1/21, no contact until 5/23/21

Kai Kamaka III: suspended until 6/1/21, no contact until 5/23/21 — right ear hematoma needs to be drained

Luana Carolina: suspended until 6/1/21, no contact until 5/23/21— right eye laceration

Andreas Michailidis: must have left hand x-ray, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 10/29/21

K.B. Bhullar: suspended until 5/23/21, no contact until 5/16/21

Felipe Dias Colares: suspended until 6/1/21, no contact until 5/23/21— right rib pain

Luke Sanders: suspended until 6/1/21, no contact until 5/21/21— left elbow laceration

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