UFC Vegas 42 medical suspensions: Holloway and Rodriguez avoid long-term suspensions despite 5 round war on Saturday

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Jul 27, 2019; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Max Holloway (red gloves) during his fight against Frankie Edgar (blue gloves) during UFC 240 at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Despite taking part in a highly competitive five-round battle, the UFC Vegas 42 medical suspension report — released exclusively to MixedMartialArts.com — shows that event headliners Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez won’t require extended stays on the sidelines to recover from fight induced injuries.

Top-five featherweights Holloway and Rodriguez tore into each other for 25 hard-fought minutes and inflicted notable amounts of damage on each other. Yet, the results from their post-scrap medical evaluations reveal they’ll only need just a few weeks of rest. Meaning, if they so choose, they can start looking for their next bookings by the end of December.

“Blessed” was victorious in the card’s headliner by unanimous decision, with scores of 48-47, 49-46, 48-47.

Seven fighters on the card were not as lucky as the two-star 145-pounders. Both halves of the night’s co-main event in Marcos Rogerio de Lima and Ben Rothwell could be sidelined for the next six months despite their bout only lasting 32 seconds.

You can get the full rundown of the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s post-fight medical evaluations below.

UFC Vegas 42 medical suspensions rundown

Max Holloway def. Yair Rodriguez by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 48-47)

  • Holloway suspended until 12/14/21. No contact until 12/05/21 – Laceration above right eye & hard fight
  • Rodriguez suspended until 12/29/21. No contact until 12/14/21 – Laceration repair

Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Ben Rothwell by TKO, round 1 (0:32)

  • Rogerio de Lima must have right hand x-ray. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 05/13/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 12/14/21, no contact until 12/05/21
  • Rothwell must have nose x-ray. If positive, must have ENT clearance or no contest until 05/13/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 12/29/21, no contact until 12/14/21

Felicia Spencer def. Leah Letson by TKO, round 3 (4:25)

  • Spencer facing no suspension
  • Letson suspended until 12/29/21. No contact until 12/14/21

Khaos Williams def. Miguel Baeza by TKO, round 3 (1:02)

  • Williams must have right hand x-ray. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 05/13/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 12/05/21, no contact until 11/28/21
  • Baeza suspended until 12/29/21. No contact until 12/14/21

Song Yadong def. Julio Arce by TKO, round 2 (1:35)

  • Yadong facing no suspension
  • Arce suspended until 12/29/21. No contact until 12/14/21

Joel Alvarez def. Thiago Moises by TKO, round 1 (3:01)

  • Alvarez facing no suspension
  • Moises suspend until 12/29/21. No contact until 12/14/21 – Left scalp laceration

Andrea Lee def. Cynthia Calvillo by TKO, round 2 (corner stoppage)

  • Lee must have left hand and left foot x-rays. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 05/13/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 12/14/21, no contact until 12/05/21
  • Calvillo must have right inferior orbital wall fracture cleared by ophthalmologist, ENT or OMF doctor clearance, or no contest until 05/13/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 01/13/22, no contact until 12/29/21

Sean Woodson def. Collin Anglin by TKO, round 1 (4:30)

  • Woodson facing no suspension
  • Anglin suspended until 12/14/21. No contact until 12/05/21

Courtney Casey def. Liana Jojua by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Casey must have right hand x-ray. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 05/13/22
  • Jojua must have broken nose cleared by ENTdoctor or no contest until 05/13/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 12/29/21, no contact until 12/14/21

Rafael Alves def. Marc Diakiese by submission, round 1 (1:48)

  • Alves facing no suspension
  • Diakiese suspended until 11/28/21. No contact until 11/21/21

Da Un Jung def. Kennedy Nzechukwu by KO, round 1

  • Jung facing no suspension
  • Nzechukwu suspended until 12/29/21. No contact until 12/14/21


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