UFC 263 medical suspensions: Brandon Moreno, two others face potential six-month suspensions

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After capturing the flyweight title at UFC 263, Brandon Moreno could face six months on the sidelines.

The Arizona Boxing & Mixed Martial Arts Commission issued three fighters with possible six-month suspensions following this past Saturday’s event at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz.

Moreno submitted Deiveson Figueiredo in the third-round of the UFC 263 co-main event and became the first Mexican-born champion in company history. According to the list of medical suspensions acquired by mixedmartialarts.com, Moreno will have to get his right foot cleared by an orthopedic doctor or he’ll be forced to sit on the shelf for 180 days.

In addition, Jamahal Hill (dislocated elbow), following his first-round loss to Paul Craig, and Terrance McKinney (right knee), who picked up the fastest KO in lightweight history with his win over Matt Frevola and then injured himself during the celebration, could also see six-month suspensions.

Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya received a seven-day suspension following his successful title defense in the main event, while opponent Marvin Vettori got 30 days coming out of his decision loss in his first bid to become champion.

Nate Diaz received a 45-day suspension for multiple lacerations after dropping a unanimous decision to Leon Edwards in a five-round welterweight matchup. Edwards received a hard bout 30 day stint after emerging victorious on Saturday.

Here’s a full list of medical suspensions from UFC 263:

Israel Adesanya: Seven day suspension

Marvin Vettori: Suspended 30 days for hard bout

Brandon Moreno: Needs clearance from orthopedic doctor for right foot or suspended for 180 days, no contact for 30 days

Leon Edwards: Suspended 30 days for hard bout, no contact for 21 days

Nate Diaz: Suspended 45 days for multiple lacerations

Belal Muhammad: Suspended 30 days for multiple lacerations

Demian Maia: Suspended 30 days for hard bout, no contact for 21 days

Paul Craig: Suspended seven days

Jamahal Hill: Must get clearance from orthopedic doctor for dislocated elbow or suspended for 180 days

Brad Riddell: Suspended 45 days for multiple lacerations

Drew Dober: Suspended 45 days for two lacerations, needs orthopedic clearance for hip pain

Eryk Anders: Seven day suspension

Darren Stewart: 14 day suspension

Lauren Murphy: Suspended 45 days for right eyebrow laceration, no contact for 30 days

Joanne Calderwood: Suspended 30 days for hard bout, no contact for 21 days

Movsar Evloev: Seven day suspension

Hakeem Dawodu: 14 day suspension

Pannie Kianzad: Suspended 30 days for hard bout, no contact for 21 days

Alexis Davis: Suspended 30 days for hard bout, no contact for 21 days

Terrance McKinney: Needs MRI and clearance from orthopedic doctor for right knee or suspended for 180 days, no contact for 30 days

Matt Frevola: Suspended 45 days for knockout, no contact for 30 days

Steven Peterson: Seven day suspension

Chase Hooper: Seven day suspension

Fares Ziam: Suspended 30 days for hard bout, no contact for 21 days

Luigi Vendramini: Suspended 30 days for hard bout, no contact for 21 days

Carlos Felipe: Suspended 45 days for right eye laceration, no contact for 30 days

Jake Collier: Suspended 30 days for hard bout, no contact for 21 days

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