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UFC on FOX 13 medical suspensions: Junior dos Santos among eight fighters potentially out six months

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Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos was among eight fighters who received six-month medical suspensions in the aftermath of December's UFC on FOX 13 event, according to information released to MMAFighting.com by the Arizona Boxing and MMA Commission.

Dos Santos won a gritty unanimous decision against heavyweight contender Stipe Miocic in the night's main event, which aired live on FOX, however the Brazilian will now be forced to provide a negative CT scan after sustaining 102 strikes at the hands of Miocic throughout the 25-minute fight, or be forced to sit out 180 days (retroactive to fight night) until his next bout.

In addition to dos Santos, seven other fighters received potential 180-day medical suspensions as a result of damage they suffered during UFC on FOX 13: Matt Mitrione, Joe Riggs, John Moraga, Jamie Varner, Joe Ellenberger, Henry Cejudo, and Anthony Birchak.

UFC on FOX 13 took place Dec. 13, 2014, at the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ.

A complete UFC on FOX 13 medical suspension report can be seen below:

  • Junior dos Santos: Suspended 180 days, or provide negative CT scan; 45 days no contact due to cut right eyebrow
  • Matt Mitrione: Suspended 180 days, or provide negative image for right wrist
  • Joe Riggs: Suspended 180 days, or provide MRI for neck injury
  • John Moraga: Suspended 180 days, or provide negative image for right hand and right wrist
  • Jamie Varner: Suspended 180 days, or provide negative image for right hand and right foot
  • Joe Ellenberger: Suspended 180 days, or obtain orthopedic clearance on right hand and right elbow
  • Henry Cejudo: Suspended 180 days, or provide negative image for right hand and right foot
  • Anthony Birchak: Suspended 180 days, or provide negative MRI for both right knee and right ankle
  • Claudia Gadelha: Suspended 60 days for cut to left eyebrow; 45 days no contact
  • Stipe Miocic: Suspended 45 days for cut upper lip; 30 days no contact
  • Nate Diaz: Suspended 45 days for cuts on bridge of nose and right eyelid
  • Stefan Struve: Suspended 45 days due to KO; needs orthopedic clearance; 30 days no contact
  • Gabriel Gonzaga: Suspended 45 days due to TKO; 30 days no contact
  • Dustin Kimura: Suspended 45 days for cut on right eyebrow; 30 days no contact
  • Willie Gates: Suspended 30 days for cut to left eyebrow; 21 days no contact
  • David Michaud: Suspended 30 days for cut to right eyebrow; 21 days no contact
  • Garett Whiteley: Suspended 30 days for cut to left ear; 21 days no contact