Eleven fighters were medically suspended by the California State Athletic Commission following UFC on Fox 4, including three of the four light heavyweights vying for a title shot at the Aug. 4 event.

Victorious headliner Mauricio Rua was suspended 45 days following his fourth-round knockout of Brandon Vera at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Vera, meanwhile, was suspended 60 days for a facial laceration, though he may be cleared early by a physician. Regardless, like Rua, “The Truth” must spend at least 45 days on the shelf due to the intense nature of his bout.

UFC on Fox 4 marked the Las Vegas-based promotion’s third effort on Fox’s flagship network in 2012 and saw karate stylist Lyoto Machida knock out “Ultimate Fighter” Season 8 winner Ryan Bader in the second round of their co-headlining attraction. Bader received a 45-day suspension for his efforts, while Machida was awarded a crack at the winner of Jon Jones’ Sept. 1 title defense against former two-division Pride Fighting Championships king Dan Henderson.

Also of note, main draw competitor Jamie Varner was suspended 180 days for a possible right hand fracture. The same fate befell returning welterweight Mike Swick and British powerhouse Oli Thompson, who were also handed six-month suspensions for various injuries. All three men may be cleared early by a physician. Meanwhile, DaMarques Johnson and Wagner Prado were suspended indefinitely and must receive physician approval before returning to competition.

UFC on Fox 4 Medical Suspensions:

Mauricio Rua: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for hard bout

Brandon Vera: Suspended 60 days with no contact for cut on left suborbital but may be cleared early by physician; regardless, suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for hard bout

Ryan Bader: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for knockout

Jamie Varner: Suspended 180 days with no contact for possible right hand fracture but may be cleared early by physician

Mike Swick: Suspended 180 days with no contact for right ankle and elbow pain but may be cleared early by physician; regardless, suspended 60 days with no contact for cut on right eyelid

DaMarques Johnson: Suspended indefinitely until given neurological clearance; regardless, suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for knockout

Cole Miller: Suspended 60 days with no contact for right hand pain, left middle finger pain and suborbital cut but may be cleared early by physician; regardless, suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for hard bout

Wagner Prado: Suspended indefinitely until right eye cleared by ophthalmologist

Oli Thompson: Suspended 180 days with no contact for nasal fracture but may be cleared early by physician

John Moraga: Suspended 60 days with no contact for cut on right eyebrow but may be cleared early by physician

Ulysses Gomez: Suspended 60 days with no contact for cut on forehead but may be cleared early by physician; regardless, suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for knockout

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