UFC featherweight title challenger Brian Ortega needs medical clearance to free him from a potential six-month suspension. After a cageside doctor ruled Ortega (14-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC)  unable to continue a fight with champ Max Holloway (20-3 MMA, 16-3 UFC) at UFC 231, he was given a possibly lengthy timeout. The medical suspensions were issued by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, which regulated the pay-per-view event this past Saturday at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. MMAFighting.com first reported them. Ortega’s heart didn’t go unnoticed by UFC President Dana White, who nonetheless praised the commission doctor for stopping the bout after a brutal fourth round. Related Brian Ortega agrees with doctor stoppage at UFC 231, but 'was willing to die in there' In other notable suspensions, Canadian welterweight Chad Laprise  (13-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC)  suffered a knockout loss to Dhiego Lima (13-7 MMA, 2-5 UFC) and now needs medical clearance to avoid a six-month suspension.

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December 10, 2018

UFC 231 post-event facts: Max Holloway sets more records, adds to special resume

December 9, 2018

UFC 231 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Card sees second highest payout of 2018

December 9, 2018

Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of UFC 231, including Lady Gaga-Bradley Cooper duet

December 9, 2018

Late addition sees 13-bout lineup finalized for deep UFC 231 fight card in Toronto

December 5, 2018

UFC 231 prelims pre-event facts: Can Nina Ansaroff handle Claudia Gadelha’s takedowns?

December 5, 2018

Chad Laprise vs. Dhiego Lima added to UFC 231 in Toronto

August 26, 2018

UFC Fight Night 129 post-event facts: Demian Maia’s takedown struggles hit historic territory

May 20, 2018

Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of UFC Fight Night 129

May 20, 2018

UFC Fight Night 129 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Program total passes $19 million

May 20, 2018

UFC Fight Night 129 results: Vicente Luque left hand drops Chad Laprise in first

May 19, 2018

A Brazilian-American with Chilean blood, Vicente Luque heads into UFC Chile extra motivated

May 18, 2018

UFC Chile main-card breakdown: Prospect proving ground

May 18, 2018

UFC Fight Night 129 staff picks: Who’s picking Maia to get biggest upset of career?

May 18, 2018

10 reasons to watch UFC Fight Night 129, with Maia’s chance to crush Usman’s dreams

May 18, 2018

Check out the UFC Fight Night 129 main-card fighters facing off in Chile

May 17, 2018

UFC Fight Night 129 pre-event facts: Demian Maia can tie UFC’s all-time wins record

May 16, 2018

MMAjunkie reader predictions: Make your picks for UFC Fight Night 129 in Chile

May 15, 2018

UFC’s debut event in Chile gets first five bouts, including Grasso, Lee and Luque

February 26, 2018

Chad Laprise eyes ‘big fight’ after UFC on FOX 26; Belal Muhammad or Yancy Medeiros would do

December 17, 2017
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