Both Cannonier and Pantoja were handed 180-day suspensions by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC), according to a list MMA Junkie acquired Wednesday from MixedMartialArts.com, the ABC’s official database.
In his main event win over Kelvin Gastelum, Cannonier suffered a right foot injury. As for Pantoja, a win in a potential title eliminator battle with Brandon Royval resulted in a left knee injury. Depending on the severity of the fighters’ injuries, they could be ineligible to compete until February.
It’s important to note fighters’ suspensions may terminate sooner than the date listed if their injury is cleared by a medical doctor.
The UFC on ESPN 29 medical suspensions include: