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Eduardo Dantas, Aaron Pico receive longest medical suspensions after Bellator 222

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Former Bellator champion Eduardo Dantas and highly touted prospect Aaron Pico will both be sidelined for an extended period of time following knockout losses at Bellator 222 this past weekend in New York.

On Tuesday, the New York State Athletic Commission verified the medical suspensions handed down to the fighters competing in Madison Square Garden last Friday.

Dantas led the list with a 90-day suspension following his brutal knockout loss to Juan Archuleta.

Meanwhile, super prospect Aaron Pico earned a 60-day suspension following a flying knee knockout courtesy of Adam Borics in the second round. It was the second straight knockout suffered by Pico in his seven fight career.

Chael Sonnen also received a 60-day suspension following a similar flying knee knockout in his fight against Lyoto Machida. Sonnen won’t likely have to worry much about his suspension as he announced his retirement following the conclusion of the fight against Machida last Friday.

Here’s the full list of medical suspension for Bellator 222 per the NYSAC:

Rory MacDonald - 7 Days

Neiman Gracie - 14 Days

Chael Sonnen - 60 Days

Lyoto Machida - 7 Days

Darrion Caldwell - 30 Days

Kyoji Horiguchi - 30 Days

Dillon Danis - 30 Days

Max Humphrey - 14 Days

Eduardo Dantas - 90 Days

Juan Archuleta - 7 Days

Aaron Pico - 60 Days

Adam Borics - 30 Days

Heather Hardy - 30 Days

Taylor Turner - 7 Days

Haim Gozali - 7 Days

Gustavo Wurlitzer - 14 Days

Robson Gracie - 7 Days

Oscar Vera - 14 Days

Michael Kimble - 7 Days

Sebastian Ruiz - 45 Days

Michael Wilcox - 45 Days

Phil Hawes - 7 Days

Brandon Polcare - 7 Days

Brandon Medina - 14 Days

Nekruz Mirkhojaev - 30 Days

Marcus Surin - 7 Days

Whitney Francois - 30 Days

Kastroit Xeham - 30 Days

Kenneth Rivera - 7 Days

John Beneduce - 7 Days

Valerie Loureda - 7 Days

Larkyn Dasch - 7 Days

Lindsey Van Sandt - 7 Days

Rena Kubota - 30 Days

Patrick Mix - 7 Days

Ricky Bandejas - 30 Days

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