UFC Vegas 12 medical suspensions: Anderson Silva, Uriah Hall, Bryce Mitchell, and two more face potential six-month layoffs

Whether or not Anderson Silva competed in his last fight this past Saturday, he may be on the sidelines for a lengthy period should he decide to give it another go.

The former UFC middleweight champion was stopped in the fourth round by Uriah Hall in the main event of UFC Vegas 12. “The Spider,” despite the loss, was quite competitive through the first two rounds and change before getting dropped in the third, and ultimately put away a round later. Dana White has seemingly closed the book on another octagon appearance for Silva, but the fighter himself has not.

Silva suffered a broken nose in the fight, which could keep on the shelf for several months.

On Tuesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission issued medical suspensions from Saturday’s card at the UFC APEX with Silva facing a potential six-month layoff. The 45-year-old will need his nose cleared by a doctor, or he’ll be forced to sit until April 30, 2021. At minimum, Silva won’t be allowed to compete until Dec. 31 at the earliest.

Hall, who picked up his third straight win, is also facing a potential six-month term. “Prime Time” will need to provide X-rays on both of his hands and right foot. If positive, he’ll need clearance from a doctor or he’ll be forced to sit until April 30, 2021.

Three other fighters from the card are also facing possible layoffs until April 2021. Bryce Mitchell, who picked up the biggest win of his career over Andre Fili in the featherweight co-main event, must have his left hand X-rayed and be cleared by an orthopedic doctor to avoid six months on the sidelines. The earliest “Thug Nasty” could return is Dec. 16.

After falling short in his bid to become the first fighter to get to 4-0 in 2020, Bobby Green will clearance on left eye by an ophthalmologist in order to avoid suspension until April. The earliest “King” will be able to return is Dec. 31 if he is cleared from the eye injury, along with facial lacerations suffered in his decision loss to Thiago Moises—who also faces a layoff until April 2021 unless he provides an X-Ray to his left thumb and cleared by an orthopedic doctor.

Here are the full list of medical suspensions from the UFC Vegas 12 card courtesy of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (from MixedMartialArts.com):

Uriah Hall: Must have both hands and right foot X-rayed and cleared by doctor if positive or no contest until April 30, 2021, no contact until Dec. 1

Anderson Silva: Must have broken nose cleared by doctor or no contest until April 30, 2021. Minimum suspension until Dec. 31, no contact until Dec. 16 for left upper eyelid laceration

Bryce Mitchell: Must have left hand X-rayed and cleared by an orthopedic doctor or no contest until April 30, 2021. Minimum suspension and no contest until Dec. 16, no contact until Dec. 1 for right eyebrow laceration

Maurice Greene: Must have MRI cervical/spine as outpatient and clearance from neurosurgeon, ortho spine specialist, or physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor. Minimum suspension no contest until Dec. 16, no contact until Dec. 1 for laceration above left eyebrow

Charlie Ontiveros: Suspended until Dec. 1, no contact until Nov. 21

Thiago Moises: Must have right thumb X-rayed and cleared by an orthopedic doctor or no contest until April 30, 2021

Bobby Green: Needs clearance on left eye by an ophthalmologist or no contest until April 30, 2021 and must have facial lacerations cleared by a doctor or no contest until Dec. 31. Minimum no contest until Dec. 16

Alexander Hernandez: Must have cut on right index finger cleared by doctor or no contest until Dec. 16

Chris Gruetzemacher: Must have cut on right index finger cleared by doctor or no contest until Dec. 16

Victor Rodriguez: Suspended until Dec. 16, no contact until Dec. 1 for cut under right eye

Jack Marshman: Suspended until Dec. 16, no contact until Dec. 1 for lacerations under both eyes

Cole Williams: Suspended until Dec. 31, no contact until Dec. 16 for laceration above left eyebrow

Justin Ledet: Suspended until Dec. 16, no contact until Dec. 1

Kevin Natividad: Suspended until Dec. 31, no contact until Dec. 16