Following UFC 269, two top ranked bantamweights are facing lengthy medical suspensions.
UFC 269, which featured two title fights, took place in Las Vegas, Nevada’s T-Mobile Arena this past Saturday. The co main event between women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and challenger Julianna Pena resulted in a huge upset when Pena submitted Nunes via rear-naked choke in the second round to become the new women’s bantamweight champion, handing Nunes her first loss in six years. The main event also ended in a finish with lightweight champion Charles Oliveira submitting Dustin Poirier via rear-naked choke in the third round.
Fortunately, none of them suffered any significant injuries in either of their fights.
However, bantamweights Sean O’Malley and Pedro Munhoz could be out for up to six months due to injuries suffered in their fights on the UFC 269 card.
O’Malley, who defeated Raulian Paiva by first round technical knockout, must have his right hand and thumb x-rayed and cleared by a doctor unless no contest until 6/10/22. If cleared by a doctor, he must serve a minimum suspension of no contest until 1/11/22 and no contact until 1/2/22.
Munhoz, who lost to Dominick Cruz by unanimous decision, needs to get his right foot x-rayed and cleared by a doctor unless no contest until 6/10/22. He must serve a minimum suspension of no contest until 1/26/22 and no contact until 1/11/22.