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Randy Couture and Brandon Vera Among 13 UFC 105 Fighters Suspended

Written by Tom Ngo
November 19th, 2009
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A total of 13 UFC 105 fighters, including headliners Randy Couture and Brandon Vera, have been issued mandatory medical suspensions for various injuries sustained in their respective scraps inside the MEN Arena in Manchester, England this weekend.

Couture took a “controversial” unanimous decision over Vera this past Saturday, and both were rewarded with month-long suspensions following their 15-minute war.

That’s not too bad considering four fighters could be shut down for up to 180 days.

Mike Swick, Matt Brown, James Wilks and Paul Kelly were all issued 180-day suspensions, and must receive doctor’s clearance before they are allowed back inside a cage.

Here is the complete injury report from this past Saturday’s show:

Randy Couture: Suspended 30 days with no contact during training for 21 days.
Brandon Vera: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
Mike Swick: Suspended 180 days due to a possible broken left orbital and must receive doctor’s clearance; even if cleared, minimum suspension of 60 days with no contact for 45 days.
Denis Kang: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days.
Matt Brown: Suspended 180 days due to a possible right hand injury and must receive doctor’s clearance; even if cleared, minimum suspension of 45 days with no contact for 30 days.
James Wilks: Suspended 180 days due to a possible nasal fracture and must receive doctor’s clearance; even if cleared, minimum suspension of 60 days with no contact for 45 days.
Aaron Riley: Suspended 90 days with no contact for 60 days.
Paul Taylor: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days.
Shannon Gugerty: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
Matt Riddle: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days.
Paul Kelly: Suspended 180 days due to a facial fracture and abdominal contusion and must receive doctor’s clearance; even if cleared, minimum suspension of 60 days with no contact for 45 days.
Jared Hamman: Suspended 180 days due to a left eye injury and must receive doctor’s clearance; even if cleared, minimum suspension of 60 days with no contact for 45 days.
Roli Delgado: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days.

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