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UFC Rio Medical Report: Anderson Silva Did Some Damage

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Even without an athletic commission in Brazil the UFC handed down medical suspensions on the fighters following UFC Rio (UFC 134). 16 fighters or two-thirds of the entire card were suspended, ranging anywhere from 7 days mandatory rest to 180 days pending doctor’s clearance.

The only fight from Saturday that escaped clean with no medical suspended was the David Mitchell vs. Paulo Thiago fight that the Brazilian won via unanimous decision. Here is a fight by fight look at who was suspended and how long they will be out of action.

Main Card:

185 lbs.: Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami

  • Yushin Okami – 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

205 lbs.: Forrest Griffin vs. Mauricio Rua

  • Forrest Griffin – 180 days or must have right foot and jaw cleared by doctor; 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

155 lbs.: Edson Barboza vs. Ross Pearson

  • Ross Pearson – 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

265 lbs.: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Brendan Schaub

  • Brendan Schaub – 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

205 lbs.: Luiz Cane vs. Stanislav Nedkov

  • Luiz Cane – 30 days no contest; 21 days no contact
  • Stanislav Nedkov – 180 days or must have nasal x-ray cleared by doctor; 30 days no contest; 21 days no contact

Spike TV Prelims:

155 lbs.: Spencer Fisher vs. Thiago Tavares

  • Thiago Tavares – 7 days mandatory rest

185 lbs.: Dan Miller vs. Rousimar Palhares

  • Dan Miller – 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact
  • Rousimar Palhares – 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

Facebook Prelims:

145 lbs.: Johnny Eduardo vs. Raphael Assuncao

  • Raphael Assuncao – 180 days or must have nasal x-ray cleared by doctor; 30 days no contest; 21 days no contact

170 lbs.: David Mitchell vs. Paulo Thiago

170 lbs.: Erick Silva vs. Luis Ramos

  • Erick Silva – 7 days mandatory rest
  • Luis Ramos – 40 days no contest; 30 days no contact

145 lbs.: Felipe Arantes vs. Yuri Alcantara

  • Felipe Arantes – 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact
  • Yuri Alcantara – 7 days mandatory rest

135 lbs.: Yves Jabouin vs. Ian Loveland

  • Yves Jabouin – 30 days no contest; 21 days no contact
  • Ian Loveland – 180 days or must have chest x-ray cleared by doctor; 30 days no contest; 21 days no contact

Suspensions first reported on MixedMartialArts.com

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