Jeremy Stephens was medically suspended 180 days due to a corneal abrasion by the ringside physicians at UFC Mexico City, according to official MMA record keeper mixedmartialarts.com. He can be cleared by an ophthalmologist to come back earlier. Stephens has no minimum suspension. Stephens' main event fight against Yair Rodriguez ended in a 15-second no contest due to an eye poke. Carla Esparza was also medically suspended 180 days, though she can be cleared by a negative right elbow and nasal X-ray. Esparza does have a 30-day minimum suspension. Esparza defeated Alexa Grasso in the co-main event via majority decision.
A referee can allow a fighter up to five minutes of recovery at their discretion following any foul other than a low blow, according to referee and referee trainer Rob Hinds. On a low blow, the fighter gets the full five minutes and can return to the bout at any time up to that five minutes at their own discretion. "Herb handled it perfectly all the way through," Hinds told ESPN.
The official ruling is a no contest at 15 seconds of Round 1.