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TUF 18 Finale Medical Suspensions: Three Fighters Out for Six Months

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The medical suspensions from The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale have been revealed, with three fighters out for as long as six months.

Following an illegal knee by Maximo Blanco, Akira Corassani has been handed a six month suspension while his broken nose heals. He could be back in as little as two months though, if he can get a doctor to clear the injury.

Likewise, Drew Dober and Ryan Benoit are also both out for as long as six months. Dober has a suspected orbital fracture, while Benoit needs to have his left hand x-rayed.

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale took place on Saturday, November 30 in Las Vegas. It was headlined by a rubber match between Gray Maynard and Nate Diaz, alongside the finals for the reality show.

Here is the full list of medical suspensions, via MMAJunkie.com:

• Gray Maynard: Suspended until 1/30/14 with no contact until 1/15/14 for left forehead laceration and TKO loss
• Julianna Pena: Must have right thumb x-rayed and cleared by doctor before return
• Jessica Rakoczy: Suspended until 1/15/14
• Davey Grant: Suspended until 1/15/14 with no contact until 12/31/13
• Peggy Morgan: Suspended until 1/15/14 with no contact until 12/31/13
• Akira Corassani: Must have broken nose cleared by ENT or no contest until 5/30/14. Otherwise, suspended until 1/30/14 with no contact until 1/15/14.
• Drew Dober: Must have right orbital fractures cleared by ENT or no contest until 5/30/14. Otherwise, suspended until 1/30/14 with no contact until 1/15/14.
• Ryan Benoit: Must have left hand x-rayed and cleared by doctor or no contest until 5/30/14. Otherwise, suspended until 12/31/13 with no contact until 12/22/13.