Jose Aldo and Rob Font Face Six Month Medical Suspensions After UFC Vegas 44 War

Jose Aldo

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 04: (L-R) Rob Font and Jose Aldo of Brazil talk after their bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 04, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

UFC bantamweight’s Jose Aldo and Rob Font will face a six-month medical suspension after a back and forth brawl at UFC Vegas 44.

Last Saturday night saw Jose Aldo and Rob Font go toe to toe in an unofficial “Fight of the Night” barnburner, as both athletes looked to make their claim as the next bantamweight contender.

The last Fight Night card of the year closed with a bang with competitive fights, highlight-reel finishes and upsets across the board.

However, those battles do come with a cost, with The Underground releasing the information regarding medical suspensions for those among the action.

UFC Vegas 44 Medical Suspensions

  • Jose Aldo: Must receive clearance from ENT doctor for right orbital fracture or no contest until June 3. Minimum suspension contest until Jan. 4, no contact until Dec. 26
  • Rob Font: Must receive clearance from ENT doctor for left orbital and nasal fractures or no contest until June 3. Minimum suspension contest until Jan. 19, no contact until Jan. 4
  • Rafael Fiziev: Suspended until Jan. 4, no contact until Dec. 26
  • Brad Riddell: Suspended until Feb. 3, no contact until Jan. 19 — laceration above left eyebrow
  • Jamahal Hill: Must have X-ray on left elbow. If positive, must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until June 3. Minimum suspension no contest until Dec. 26, no contact until Dec. 19
  • Jimmy Crute: Must must receive clearance from ENT doctor for left orbital and nasal fractures or no contest until June 3. Minimum suspension contest until Feb. 3, no contact until Jan. 19
  • Leonardo Santos: Suspended until Jan. 4, no contact until Dec. 26
  • Brendan Allen: Must have X-ray and MRI on left hand. If positive, must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until June 3. Minimum suspension no contest until Jan. 19, no contact until Jan. 4
  • Mickey Gall: Suspended until Jan. 4, no contact until Dec. 26
  • Dusko Todorovic: Must have X-ray and MRI on left foot/ankle. If positive, must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until June 3. Minimum suspension no contest until Dec. 26, no contact until Dec. 19
  • Maki Pitolo: Suspended until Jan. 19, no contact until Jan. 4 — laceration under right eye
  • Zhalgas Zhumagulov: Suspended until Jan. 19, no contact until Jan. 4
  • Bryan Barberena: Suspended until Jan. 4, no contact until Dec. 26
  • Darian Weeks: Suspended until Dec. 26, no contact until Dec. 19
  • Cheyanne Vlismas: Suspended until Jan. 4, no contact until Dec. 26 — hard fight
  • Mallory Martin: Suspended until Jan. 4, no contact until Dec. 26
  • Alonzo Menifield: Must have and MRI on left knee. If positive, must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until June 3. Minimum suspension no contest until Jan. 4, no contact until Dec. 26
  • Chris Gruetzemacher: Suspended until Jan. 4, no contact until Dec. 26
  • Louis Smolka: Suspended until Jan. 19, no contact until Jan. 4

NOTE: These suspensions are usually a precaution used prior to clearance from a doctor.


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