Yana Kunitskaya, Scott Holtzman and two more face potential six-month suspensions following UFC Vegas 6

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Several fighters are facing potential six-month suspensions following UFC Vegas 6 this past weekend in Las Vegas.

On Wednesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission released the medical suspensions for the card.

Despite a dramatic ending to the main event, Aleksei Oleinik escaped his loss to Derrick Lewis with minimal time off with the commission issuing a short suspension until Sept. 23 with no contact until Sept. 8 due to lacerations around his left eye and lip.

Women’s bantamweight contender Yana Kunitskaya wasn’t as lucky, however, after she earned a unanimous decision win over Julija Stoliarenko in a fight featured on the main card. Kunitskaya must undergo an MRL on her neck and right arm and if those results come back positive, she could face a lengthy suspension until Feb. 5, 2021 unless cleared by an orthopedic doctor.

The same fate awaits lightweight contender Scott Holtzman after he fell by knockout to Beneil Dariush this past Saturday night. Holtzman suffered a left inferior orbital floor fracture during the fight and he must have that cleared by a maxillofacial surgeon or he’ll be suspended until Feb. 5, 2021 as well.

Holtzman faces a minimum suspension until at least Sept. 23 with no contact until Sept. 8.

As for the rest of the card, here are the full medical suspensions handed down by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the fighters at UFC Vegas 6:

Aleksei Oleinik — Suspended until 9/23/20, no contact until 9/8/20 due to lacerations over his left eye and lip

Omari Akhmedov — Suspended until 9/8/20, no contact until 8/30/20 due to laceration under right eye

Chris Weidman — Suspended until 9/8/20, no contact until 8/30/20 due to a hard fight

Darren Stewart — Suspended until 9/8/20, no contact until 8/30/20 due to a laceration on his left scalp.

Yana Kunitskaya — Must have MRI of neck and right arm. If positive, must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 2/5/21. Minimum suspension until 8/30/20 with no contact until 8/23/20

Beneil Dariush — Suspended until 9/8/20, no contact until 8/30/20

Scott Holtzman — Must have left inferior orbital floor fracture cleared by maxillofacial surgeon or no contest until 2/5/21. Minimum suspension until 9/23/20, no contact until 9/8/20

Tim Means — Suspended until 8/30/20, no contact until 8/23/20

Kevin Holland — Suspended until 8/30/20, no contact until 8/23/20 due to laceration over left eye

Joaquin Buckley — Suspended until 9/23/20, no contact until 9/8/20 due to lacerations over left eye

Nasrat Haqparast — Suspended until 9/23/20, no contact until 9/8/20 due to laceration over left eye

Alex Munoz — Must have laceration under right eye cleared by doctor or suspended until 9/23/20, no contact until 9/8/20

Wellington Turman — Suspended until 10/8/20, no contact until 9/23/20

Peter Barrett — Must have x-ray of left ribs, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 2/5/21. Minimum suspension until 9/8/20, no contact until 8/30/20

Irwin Rivera — Must have x-ray of right hand and wrist, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance and possible left eye corneal abrasion cleared by ophthalmologist or no contest until 2/5/21.

Ali Alqaisi — Suspended until 9/23/20, no contact until 9/8/20 due to sutures on nasal bridge.