UFC 213 medical suspensions: Robert Whittaker facing 6-month term after title win

UFCHIGHLIGHTED 14.07.2017 16:41h Author:

Robert Whittaker (Photo: Facebook)

UFC 213: Romero vs. Whittaker was held on July 8, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

A UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship bout between current champion Amanda Nunes and multiple-time muay thai world champion Valentina Shevchenko was scheduled to headline this event. However, the bout was canceled just hours before the event started due to Nunes being ill.

An interim UFC Middleweight Championship bout between 2000 Olympic silver medalist and former world champion in freestyle wrestling Yoel Romero and The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes welterweight winner Robert Whittaker was expected to serve as the co-headliner. Due to the cancelation of the Nunes-Shevchenko bout, this fight was announced as the new main event.

The full list of medical suspensions for UFC 213 includes:

  • Robert Whittaker: needs MRI of left knee, if positive for injury needs orthopedic clearance or suspended until Jan. 4, 2018; minimum suspension until Aug. 8 with no contact until July 30
  • Yoel Romero: needs left eyebrow and right scalp lacerations cleared by doctor or suspended until Aug. 23 with no contact until Aug. 8
  • Fabricio Werdum: suspended until Aug. 23 with no contact until Aug. 8
  • Curtis Blaydes: needs right tibia/fibula and left chest rib X-rayed, if positive for injury needs doctor clearance or suspended until Jan. 4, 2018; minimum suspension until Aug. 8 with no contact until July 30
  • Daniel Omielanczuk: suspended until Aug. 8 with no contact until July 30
  • Anthony Pettis: needs right hand X-ray, if positive for injury needs orthopedic clearance or suspended until Jan. 4, 2018; minimum suspension until Aug. 23 with no contact until Aug. 8
  • Jim Miller: suspended until Aug. 23 with no contact until Aug. 8
  • Aleksei Oleinik: suspended until Aug. 8 with no contact until July 30
  • Travis Browne: needs left foot X-ray, if positive for injury needs orthopedic clearance or suspended until Jan. 4, 2018; minimum suspension until Aug. 23 with no contact until Aug. 8
  • Brian Camozzi: suspended until Aug. 23 with no contact until Aug. 8
  • Thiago Santos: needs right eye laceration cleared by doctor or suspended until Aug. 23 with no contact until Aug. 8
  • Gerald Meerschaert: suspended until Aug. 8 with no contact until July 30
  • Belal Muhammad: suspended until Aug. 8 with no contact until July 30
  • Jordan Mein: needs left eye laceration cleared by doctor or suspended until Aug. 23 with no contact until Aug. 8
  • Douglas Silva de Andrade: suspended until Aug. 8 with no contact until July 30
  • James Bochnovic: suspended until Sept. 7 with no contact until Aug. 23
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