UFC Tampa Medical Suspensions: Swanson, Vick Sidelined Indefinitely Pending Clearance

By Tristen Critchfield Oct 16, 2019


Both Cub Swanson and James Vick could be out indefinitely following their bouts at UFC Fight Night 161 in Tampa, Fla., this past Saturday.

Swanson, who defeated Kron Gracie via unanimous decision in the evening’s featherweight co-main event, requires X-ray clearance to have his indefinite suspension lifted. Vick, who suffered an upkick KO defeat against Niko Price in his welterweight debut, needs neurological clearance before he can be cleared to compete. Mixedmartialarts.com released medical suspensions from the event.

UFC Fight Night 161 took place at Amalie Arena and saw Joanna Jedrzejczyk take a unanimous verdict over Michelle Waterson in the evening’s strawweight headliner. Jedrzejczyk initially feared that she broke her foot during the bout, but a doctor visit revealed that was not the case. The Polish fighter must provide medical clearance on both feet or face a 180-day layoff.

Four other fighters from the event are facing potential indefinite suspensions: Eryk Anders (needs CT scan clearance), Miguel Baeza (requires wrist X-ray clearance), Hector Aldana (require left leg clearance) and Andrew Sanchez (requires right leg clearance).

UFC Fight Night 161 Medical Suspensions:

Joanna Jedrzejczyk: 45-day suspension, requires clearance on both feet or could be suspended for 180 days

Michelle Waterson: 30-day suspension

Cub Swanson: indefinite suspension, requires X-ray clearance

Kron Gracie: 30-day suspension

James Vick: indefinite suspension, requires neurological clearance

Mackenzie Dern: 7-day suspension for lip laceration

Matt Frevola: 180-day suspension, right foot and lower leg require X-ray clearance, no contact for 45 days due to left orbital injury

Eryk Anders: indefinite suspension, requires CT scan clearance

Gerald Meerschaert: 30-day suspension

Ryan Spann: 180-day suspension, requires clearance for elbow injury

Devin Clark: 30-day suspension

Thomas Gifford: 90-day suspension, requires medical clearance

Alex Morono: 30-day suspension, requires clearance from ophthalmologist

Max Griffin: 30-day suspension

Marlon Vera: 30-day suspension, or until feet are cleared

Andre Ewell: 45-day suspension for laceration

Miguel Baeza: indefinite suspension, right wrist requires X-ray clearance

Hector Aldana: indefinite suspension, requires left leg clearance

Marvin Vettori: 180-day suspension, requires clearance for back injury

Andrew Sanchez: indefinite suspension, requires right leg clearance

Lauren Mueller: 30-day suspension, requires X-ray clearance on right foot

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