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UFC on FOX 22 injuries, medical suspensions: Paige VanZant sidelined 45 days for 'going unconscious'

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Michelle Waterson stunned Paige VanZant this past weekend (Sat., Dec. 17, 2016) in the main event of the UFC on FOX 22 event inside Golden 1 Center Sacramento, Calif., submitting "12 Gauge" in round one (watch highlights) via rear-naked choke.

In other action, Mickey Gall and Sage Northcutt duked it out in a battle of rising contenders, which ultimately ended with Gall choking out "Super" via rear-naked choke (watch highlights). Urijah Faber and Brad Pickett, meanwhile, went to war for three rounds in the farewell fight for "California Kid" of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career, which he won via unanimous decision (watch highlights).

With plenty of hard-hitting action going down in "Sac-Town," there were bound be plenty of medical suspensions, including Gall and Pickett’s mandated 60-day sits. However, it was Alan Jouban and Mike Perry who got the longer medical suspensions, as their back-and forth fight (watch highlights) saw both men suffer breaks that resulted in 180-day sits.

Check out the complete list of UFC on FOX 22 medical suspensions and injuries from California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) below (via Yahoo! Sports):

  • Paige VanZant: Suspended for 45 days due to going unconscious.
  • Mickey Gall: Suspended for 60 days unless cleared by a physician for laceration to right eyebrow.
  • Brad Pickett: Suspended for 60 days unless cleared by a physician for laceration to left eyelid. Minimum suspension of 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to a hard bout.
  • Alan Jouban: Suspended for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for possible fracture to left knee (joint pain).
  • Mike Perry: Suspended for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for possible nasal fracture.
  • Luis Henrique da Silva: Suspended for 60 days unless cleared by a physician for lacerations to left eyebrow and right cheek.
  • Cole Miller: Suspended for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for possible fracture to right hand and left fifth digit.
  • Colby Covington: Suspended for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for possible orbital fracture, suspended for 60 days unless cleared by a physician for laceration to facial area, and faces a mandatory 7-day rest period.
  • Bryan Barberena: Suspended for 60 days unless cleared by a physician for a facial laceration.
  • James Moontasri: Suspended for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for possible fracture to nose, suspended for 60 days unless cleared by a physician for laceration to left eyelid, and faces a mandatory 7-day rest period.
  • Josh Emmett: Suspended for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for possible fracture to ribs. Suspended for 45 days due to hard bout.
  • Scott Holtzman: Suspended for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for possible right wrist fracture, suspended for 60 days unless cleared by a physician for laceration to right eyelid, and suspended for 45 days due to hard bout.
  • Irene Aldana: Suspended for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for possible fracture to right eye. Suspended for 45 days due to hard bout.
  • Takeya Mizugaki: Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to knockout.
  • Hector Sandoval: Suspended for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for left hip pain. Faces a mandatory 7-day rest period.
  • Sultan Aliev: Suspended for 60 days unless cleared by a physician for laceration to left eyelid.

Just a quick reminder: Fighters often return to action much quicker once doctors give them the green light. The lengthy suspensions are just a precaution in most cases. In addition, not all injuries are recorded during the post-fight examination and often times surface in follow-up tests.

For a complete wrap up of all the UFC on FOX 22: "VanZant vs. Waterson" weekend festivities click here.

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