Cain Velasquez was dethroned as UFC heavyweight champion last Saturday night by hungry Brazilian challenger Junior dos Santos, a clubbing overhand right and a follow-up torrent of ground strikes leaving Velasquez without a title and suspended for 45 days with 30 days of no contact.
The California State Athletic Commission released the medical suspensions from last weekend’s UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos fight card, showing that Velasquez joins six other fighters from the card in suspension.
Also on the shelf for 45 days with 30 days of no contact is The Ultimate Fighter 13 contestant Clay Harvison, who was knocked out quickly by fellow TUF alum DaMarques Johnson.
Darren Uyenoyama and Mackens Semerzier were both given 60 day suspensions with 60 days of no contact for their efforts; Uyenoyama for a left-eye laceration and Semerzier for lacerations he suffered to his scalp. Semerzier was also suspended additionally for 45 days with 30 days of no contact for precautionary reasons. Uyenoyama defeated Kid Yamamoto via unanimous decision, while Semerzier was defeated controversially after getting knocked down by an accidental headbutt.
Taking home the longest suspensions were Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto, Paul Bradley and Aaron Rosa, who were all put on the sidelines for 180 days with 180 days of no contact. Yamamoto, who was defeated by unanimous decision, was suspended for a possible left-finger fracture. Bradley, who was beaten by Mike Pierce via split decision, was suspended for a possible left-elbow fracture. Finally, Rosa was suspended for a possible left-wrist fracture after his winning performance over Matt Lucas.
All three men can be cleared early by a physician.
UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos went down last Saturday, November 12, from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.