UFC 271 medical suspensions: Derrick Lewis suspended for 2 months, two others suspended indefinitely

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Feb 12, 2022; Houston, Texas, UNITED STATES; Derrick Lewis (red gloves) reacts durning the fight against Tai Tuivasa (blue gloves) during UFC 271 at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The official UFC 271 medical suspensions are in from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, and the majority of the 28 fighters on the card were able to avoid injuries that would have sidelined them well into the spring.

Two fighters that avoided serious injury were UFC 271 main event competitors Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker. The participants in the middleweight title fight went all five rounds, and despite it being a highly competitive scrap, Adesanya (22-1) — the victorious combatant — and Whittaker (23-6) can return to training on Feb. 28. The defending champ won by unanimous decision in the pairs rematch on Saturday night.

In the co-headliner, inside the Toyota Center in Houston, Tex., top-10 heavyweights Tai Tuivasa and Derrick Lewis battled it out for two rounds before the power of the Aussie thumber felled Lewis (26-9) by knockout. It was a career-defining victory for Tuivasa (15-3) in the biggest opportunity of his career so far. Due to the nature of the loss, Lewis will need to sit out from training until Apr. 14.

You can find the full UFC 271 medical suspensions rundown below.

UFC 271 medical suspension results

Israel Adesanya def. Robert Whittaker by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)

  • Adesanya suspended until 2/28
  • Whittaker suspended until 2/28

Tai Tuivasa def. Derrick Lewis by KO, round 2 (1:40)

  • Tuivasa suspended until 2/20
  • Lewis suspended until 4/14

Jared Cannonier def. Derek Brunson by TKO, round 2 (4:29)

  • Cannonier suspended until 2/20
  • Brunson suspended until 3/15

Kyler Phillips def. Marcelo Rojo by submission, round 3 (4:29)

  • Phillips suspended until 2/20
  • Rojo suspended indefinitely

Bobby Green def. Nasrat Haqparast by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Green suspended until 2/22
  • Haqparast suspended until 2/22

Andre Arlovski def. Jared Vanderaa by split-decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

  • Arlovski suspended until 2/22
  • Vanderaa suspended until 2/22

Casey Oneil def. Roxanne Modafferi by split-decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

  • Oneil suspended until 2/22
  • Modafferi suspended by 2/22

Ronnie Lawrence def. Mana Martinez by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)

  • Lawrence suspended until 3/6
  • Martinez suspended until 3/6

Jeremiah Wells def. Mike Mathetha by submission, round 1 (4:38)

  • Wells suspended until 2/20
  • Mathetha suspended until 2/20

Douglas Silva de Andrade def. Sergey Morozov by submission, round 2 (3:24)

  • De Andrade suspended until 3/30
  • Morozov suspended until 3/30

Jacob Malkoun def. AJ Dobson by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Malkoun suspended until 2/22
  • Dobson suspended until 2/22

Carlos Ulberg def. Fabio Cherant by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Ulberg suspended until 2/22
  • Cherant suspended 2/22

Renato Moicano def. Alexander Hernandez by submission, round 2 (1:23)

  • Moicano suspended until 2/20
  • Hernandez suspended until 3/15

Maxim Grishin def. William Knight by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Grishin suspended indefinitely
  • Knight suspended until 2/22

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