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The Ultimate Fighter: Live Finale Medical Reports Hit Michael Chiesa The Hardest

Michael Chiesa became the newest Ultimate Fighter winner when he defeated Al Iaquinta recently at The Ultimate Fighter: Live Finale. The win, however, came at a price, as Chiesa was recently issued a six-month medical suspension for an injured left hand by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

MMA Junkie’s Dann Stupp confirmed the news with the commission.

Chiesa made mention of competing later this year in England, but he will have to hope for no serious injury when his hand given an X-ray. If the news is there is a break, he could be out of action until November 29.

Main event fighter Jake Ellenberger was issued a medical suspension until July 2 with no contact until June 23 for precautionary reasons. Ellenberger lost to Martin Kampmann via second round knockout.

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: LIVE FINALE MEDICAL SUSPENSIONS

Martin Kampmann suspended until Aug. 1 with no contact in training until July 17 due to facial lacerations

Jake Ellenberger suspended until July 2 with no contact until June 23 for precautionary reasons

Michael Chiesa suspended until Nov. 29 to a possible left-hand injury, though a doctor can clear him early with X-rays

Pat Schilling suspended until Nov. 29 to possible right-hand and right-shoulder injuries, though a doctor can clear him early with X-rays; regardless, suspended until July 2 for precautionary reasons

John Cofer suspended until Aug. 1 with no contact until July 17 for precautionary reasons

Chris Tickle suspended until July 17 with no contact until July 2 due to left-eye and lip lacerations

Sam Sicilia suspended until July 17 with no contact until July 2 due to a lower-lip cut

Cristiano Marcello suspended until July 17 with no contact until July 2 for precautionary reasons

Jeremy Larsen suspended until July 17 with no contact until July 2 for precautionary reasons

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