UFC 193 Suspensions : Rousey out 6 Months

Ronda Rousey was just one of many fighters to receive lengthy medical suspensions from the UFC as a consequence of her devastating knock out loss at UFC 193 in Melbourne on Saturday.

When the UFC stage events in the United States the issuing of medical suspensions is undertaken by the local commissioning athletic authority. However, since no direct equivalent exists in Australia, the duty was undertaken by the UFC itself. On this occasion, defeated women’s bantamweight champion received a six month suspension pending the completion of a CT scan.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk, who successfully defended her strawweight crown could also be out for a similar length of time should an X-ray confirm a suspected broken hand. Her opponent, Canadian Valerie Letourneau, will be subject to her own CT scan before she is allowed to return to action.

The suspension is unlikely to have an immediate impact on Ronda Rousey’s return to The Octagon as it was already common knowledge that she would take up to a year off from fighting to pursue projects in film and television.

Full list of UFC 193 medical suspensions:

* Ronda Rousey: 180 days or cleared by negative head CT scan; 60 days no fighting, 45 days no contact
* Joanna Jedrzejczyk: 180 days or cleared by right hand X-Ray; 45 days no fighting, 30 days no contact
* Valerie Letourneau: 180 days or cleared by CT scan; 45 days no fighting, 30 days no contact
* Antonio Silva: 45 days no fighting, 30 days no contact
* Uriah Hall: 30 days no fighting, 21 days no contact
* Robert Whittaker: 180 days or cleared by X-Ray of left ankle and right hand; 30 days no fighting, 21 days no contact
* Jared Rosholt: 180 days or clear CT of right tibia/fibula; 30 days no fighting, 21 days no contact
* Jake Matthews: 45 days no fighting, 30 days no contact
* Akbarh Arreola: 45 days no fighting, 30 days no contact
* Anthony Perosh: 45 days no fighting, 30 days no contact
* Richie Vaculik: 30 days no fighting, 21 days no contact
* Anton Zafir: 30 days no fighting, 21 days no contact
* Steve Kennedy: 180 days or cleared by X-Ray of left thumb; 30 days no fighting, 21 days no contact
* Ryan Benoit: 30 days no fighting, 21 days no contact

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