UFC Vegas 46 medical suspensions: Giga Chikadze suspended indefinitely, Calvin Kattar could be sidelined six months

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Oct 27, 2018; Moncton, Canada; Calvin Kattar (red gloves) fights Chris Fishgold (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Moncton Events Centre. Mandatory Credit: Trevor MacMillan-USA TODAY Sports

The UFC Vegas 46 medical suspensions — exclusively on MixedMartialArts.com — are in from the Nevada Athletic Commission, and both fighters from the night’s main event could be in for a long hiatus to recover from injuries suffered this past weekend.

In the UFC Vegas 46 headliner, Calvin Kattar (23-5) scored a dominant and pivotal victory over fellow top-10 fighter Giga Chikadze (14-3). The New England Cartel talent won the five-round bout by unanimous decision. Winning every single round on all three judge’s scorecards. However, despite not showing as much physical damage as his foe, Kattar could be out of action until July unless he receives clearance from an ENT doctor for a nasal bone fracture.

Chikadze’s future is a bit cloudier as the NAC has suspended him indefinitely and he must have an MRI and evaluation from a neurosurgeon in the next two weeks. The Georgian was on the receiving end of 144 significant strikes, with 88% of those to his head.

Beyond the two headliners, the majority of the 20 fighters on the card were able to avoid serious injuries at the event. You can find the full medical evaluations run down below.

UFC Vegas 46 medical suspensions rundown

Calvin Kattar def. Giga Chikadze by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-44)

  • Kattar must have nasal bone fracture cleared by ENT doctor or no contest until 07/15/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 03/02/22, no contact until 02/15/22
  • Chikadze indefinitely suspended. No contest or contact. Must have follow-up MRI and evaluation by neurosurgeon with a letter within two weeks.

Jake Collier def. Chase Sherman by submission in round 1 (2:26)

  • Collier facing no suspension
  • Sherman suspended until 03/02/22. No contact until 02/15/22 – Laceration above left eye

Brandon Royval def. Rogerio Bontorin by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

  • Royval suspended until 02/06/22. No contact until 01/30/22 – Laceration on bridge of nose
  • Bontorin must have left knee cleared by Orthopedic doctor or no contest until 07/15/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 02/06/22, no contact until 01/30/22

Katlyn Chookagian def. Jennifer Maia by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Chookagian suspended until 02/15/22. No contact until 02/06/22 – Sutures near right eye
  • Maia suspended until 02/15/22. No contact until 02/06/22 – Laceration on left lip

Viacheslav Borshchev def. Dakota Bush by TKO in round 1 (3:47)

  • Borshchev facing no suspension
  • Bush suspended until 02/15/22. No contact until 02/06/22

Bill Algeo def. Joanderson Brito by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Algeo facing no suspension
  • Brito suspended until 03/02/22. No contact until 02/15/22 – Laceration on left eyelid

Jaime Pickett def. Joseph Holmes by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Pickett facing no suspension
  • Holmes suspended until 03/02/22. No contact until 02/15/22 – Laceration under left eye

Court McGee def. Ramiz Brahimaj by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

McGee suspended until 02/15/22. No contact until 02/06/22 – Laceration near right eye
Brahimaj suspended until 02/15/22. No contact until 02/06/22 – Laceration above left eye

Brian Kelleher def. Kevin Croom by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

  • Kelleher suspended until 02/15/22. No contact until 02/06/22 – Laceration above right eye
  • Croom suspended until 02/06/22. No contact until 01/30/22 – Laceration under left eye

TJ Brown def. Charles Rosa by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Brown facing no suspension
  • Rosa must have right knee MRI. If positive must have Orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 07/15/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 02/15/22, no contact until 02/06/22


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