UFC Fight Island 6 medicial suspensions: Two fighters receive potential six-month layoffs

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Should Brian Ortega get booked to fight Alexander Volkanovski in early 2021, he will be cleared and ready for action.

Ortega defeated The Korean Zombie with a one-sided unanimous decision in the main event of UFC Fight Island 6 this past weekend in Abu Dhabi. UFC president Dana White stated before the card that the winner of the 145-pound headliner would be the top contender to challenge Volkanovski—which could happen sooner rather than later should the champion be ready after medical suspensions for the event were handed down.

According to MMA.tv, the official record keepers for the Association of Boxing Commissions, Ortega will face a 30-day suspension, with 21 days of no contact. On the flip side, Korean Zombie is facing a 45-day suspension for a right eyelid laceration, along with 30 days without contact.

Two fighters on the card are facing possible six-month medical layoffs. Despite earning a unanimous decision win in a welterweight main card bout, James Krause needs to have his right knee cleared from an MRI before he can compete again, or be forced to sit out for 180 days.

Additionally, Mark Striegl must be cleared by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon before his next scheduled bout or he will be forced to sit on the sidelines for six months.

Here are the full medical suspensions from UFC Fight Island 6 as confirmed to MMA.tv by the UFC, who acts as its own commission in Abu Dhabi:

Brian Ortega: 30-day suspension for hard bout, 21 days no contact

The Korean Zombie: 45-day suspension for right eyebrow laceration and hard bout, 30 days no contact

Jessica Andrade: 7 days mandatory rest

Katlyn Chookagian: 30-day suspension for TKO, 21 days no contact

Jimmy Crute: 7 days mandatory rest

Modestas Bukauskas: 34-day suspension for KO, 45 days no contact

James Krause: 180-day suspension unless cleared by MRI for right knee. Minimum 30-day suspension with 21 days no contact

Claudio Silva: 30-day suspension for left tibula/fibula X-ray, 21 days no contact

Jonathan Martinez: 7 days mandatory rest

Thomas Almeida: 30-day suspension for hard bout, 21 days no contact

Guram Kutateladze: 30-day suspension for left eye hematoma, 21 days no contact

Mateusz Gamrot: 30-day suspension for hard bout, 21 days no contact

Gillian Robertson: 7 days mandatory rest

Poliana Botelho: 30-day suspension for right eye hematoma, 21 days no contact

Jun Yong Park: 30-day suspension for left eyebrow laceration, 21 days no contact

John Phillips: 30-day suspension for hard bout, 21 days no contact

Fares Ziam: 30-day suspension for hard bout, 21 days no contact

Jamie Mullarkey: 30-day suspension for hard bout, 21 days no contact

Maxim Grishin: 7 days mandatory rest

Gadzhimurad Antigulov: 45-day suspension for TKO, 30 days no contact

Said Nurmagomedov: 7 days mandatory rest

Mark Striegl: 180-day suspension unless cleared by OMF. Minimum 60-day suspension for KO, 45 days no contact

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