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MMA Analysis: UFC 137 Medical Report

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Saturday’s UFC 137 from Las Vegas, Nevada is now two days old and today the Nevada State Athletic Commission issued its medical suspensions to 10 fighters. While most were minor or for precautionary reasons, undercard fighters Brandon Vera and Bart Palaszewski could be out for up to six months.

The majority of the night bouts went the distance with only three (2 (T)KO’s & 1 Sub) of the 11 bouts ending inside the 15 minute time limit.

Brandon Vera defeated Eliot Marshall during the Facebook portion of the card via unanimous decision but a late-fight armbar attempt from Marshall apparently did some ligament damage. Bart Palaszewski thought he had broken his hand during his first round knockout of Tyson Griffin of Spike TV and it looks like he might have been right.

The full list of suspensions for UFC 137 included:

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  • Nick Diaz: Suspended until Nov. 29 (30 days) with no contact until Nov. 20 for precautionary reasons
  • B.J. Penn: Suspended until Dec. 29 with no contact (60 days) until Dec. 14 for precautionary reasons
  • Matt Mitrione: Suspended until Dec. 14 (45 days) with no contact until No. 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic: Suspended until Dec. 14 (45 days) with no contact until No. 29 for precautionary reasons
  • George Roop: Suspended until Dec. 14 (45 days) with no contact until Nov. 29 due to lacerations
  • Dennis Siver: Suspended until Dec. 14 (45 days) with no contact until No. 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Tyson Griffin: Suspended until Dec. 14 (45 days) with no contact until No. 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Bart Palaszewski: Suspended until April 28 (6 months) due a possible right-hand break, though he can be cleared early by an orthopedic doctor; regardless, suspended until Dec. 14 (45 days) with no contact until Nov. 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Brandon Vera: Suspended until April 28 (6 months) due a left-elbow ligament tear, though he can be cleared early by an orthopedic doctor; regardless, suspended until Dec. 14 (45 days) with no contact until Nov. 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Danny Downes: Suspended until Nov. 29 (30 days) with no contact until Nov. 20 due to lacerations