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UFC 153 medical suspensions and injuries: Fabio Maldonado flagged for neurological clearance

The list of injuries and medical suspensions are in for those fighters who competed at the UFC 153 pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend in Brazil. Fabio Maldonado, Chris Camozzi, Luiz Cane and Serigo Moraes could be facing up to six months on the sidelines.

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently stormed the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where it brought the UFC 153: "Silva vs. Bonnar" fight card to pay-per-view (PPV) audiences on Oct. 13, 2012.

And anytime people punch each other in the face, somebody ends up hurt.

With no regulatory body to oversee last weekend's combat sports extravaganza, the promotion issued its own suspensions in accordance with most regulatory bodies back home. Getting the brunt of the bench was badass Brazilian boxer Fabio Maldonado, who used his head to block punches from Glover Teixeira.

He's not alone.

Most of the medical suspensions were for precautionary reasons, but Luiz Cane also racked up some big numbers, as did Chris Camozzi and Sergio Moraes, for any and all damage sustained in their respective contests.

Below is the complete list of UFC 153 injuries and medical suspensions (courtesy of The Underground):

Reza Madadi: 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact.

Cristiano Marcello: 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact.

Chris Camozzi: 180 days or negative x-ray of nasal bone. Minimum suspension of 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact.

Luiz Cane: 180 days or clearance of left orbital and nasal bone. Minimum suspension of 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact.

Sergio Moraes: 180 days or negative MRI of right knee and cleared by physician. Minimum suspension of 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact.

Joey Gambino: 30 days no contest, 21 days no contact.

Diego Brandao: 30 days no contest, 21 days no contact.

Sam Sicilia: 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact.

Erick Silva: 30 days no contest, 21 days no contact.

Fabio Maldonado: 180 days or neurological clearance. Minimum suspension of 60 days no contest, 45 days no contact.

Glover Teixeira: 180 days or negative x-ray of right hand and right elbow. Minimum suspension of 30 days no contest, 21 days no contact.

Dave Herman: 30 days no contest, 21 days no contact.

Stephan Bonnar: 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact.

Just a quick reminder: Fighters often return to action much sooner once doctors give them the green light. The lengthy suspensions are just a precaution in most cases.

For complete UFC 153 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.

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