UFC on FOX 22 medical suspensions: Paige VanZant out for 45 days

Paige VanZant won’t be allowed to participate in any sanctioned UFC activity for the next 45 days. Following her surprisingly quick loss to Michelle Waterson in the first round of their UFC on FOX 22 main event via rear-naked choke.

Waterson (14-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC) was in total control for the short period of time both fighters were on their feet. VanZant (7-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) was kept at a distance by an effective Waterson side kick and never able to get any real rhythm. Her lateral movement around the octagon was disrupted only by the occasional charge.

The fight was ended by referee intervention with 3:21 left in the first round, handing Waterson the victory. Because VanZant was choked unconscious during the fight, she will be forced to spend 45 days on the sidelines.

The complete list of UFC on FOX 22 medical suspensions as handed down by the California State Athletic Commission can be seen below.

  • Paige VanZant: suspended 45 days with no exception for falling unconscious
  • Mickey Gall: suspended 60 days or until cleared by physician for right eyebrow laceration
  • Urijah Faber: suspended 45 days with no exception for hard bout
  • Brad Pickett: suspended 60 days or until cleared by physician for left eyelid laceration, and 45 days with 30 days no contact for hard bout
  • Alan Jouban: suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible fracture to left knee (joint pain)
  • Mike Perry: suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible fracture to nose
  • Luis Henrique da Silva: suspended 60 days or until cleared by physician for left eyebrow and right cheek laceration
  • Cole Miller: suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible fracture to right hand and fifth left finger
  • Colby Covington: suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible orbital fracture, and suspended 60 days or until cleared by physician for facial laceration
  • Bryan Barberena: suspended 60 days or until cleared by physician for facial laceration
  • James Moontasri: suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible fracture to nose, and suspended 60 days or until cleared by physician for left eyelid
  • Josh Emmett: suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible rib fracture, and suspended 45 days with no exception for hard bout
  • Scott Holtzman: suspended 60 days or until cleared by physician for right eyelid laceration, and suspended 45 days with no exception for hard bout
  • Irene Aldana: suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible fracture to right eye, and suspended 45 days with no exception for hard bout
  • Takeya Mizugaki: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for knockout
  • Hector Sandoval: suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for left hip pain
  • Sultan Aliev: suspended 60 days or until cleared by physician for left eyelid laceration

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