The California State Athletic Commission handed out the medical suspensions from Saturday’s UFC on FOX 4 with 11 of the participants receiving at least 45 days. Three of four light-heavyweight headliners got suspensions as well as three others receiving lengthy suspensions that could end up being 180 days.
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The welterweight clash between the quick rising Rory MacDonald and the UFC legend BJ Penn will not be happening at next month’s UFC 152 in Toronto, Canada. As last night’s UFC on FOX 4 main event was getting set to start, UFC President Dana White learned that MacDonald had suffered a major cut above his right eye during training and would not be medically cleared to fight on September 22nd.
Most of the UFC on FOX 4 talk surrounded the two light heavyweight bouts headlining the card but when it was all said and done, Joe Lauzon stole the show as well as two fight night bonuses. That isn’t anything new though because when you put Joe Lauzon on a fight card you can almost guarantee that he is going to get a UFC fight night bonus.
A UFC light heavyweight title shot is on the line tonight as one of the four 205 pound fighters that are headlining the UFC on FOX 4 card will take on the winner of the UFC 151 main event between Jon Jones and Dan Henderson. UFC President Dana White said the winner of either the main event or co-main event that most impresses will get the next shot at the belt.
All 20 UFC on FOX 4: Rua vs. Vera fighters made weight at today’s weigh-ins without trouble in Los Angeles, California. The fourth UFC card to air on FOX will take place at the Staple Center and one of the light heavyweights will be next in line for a title shot.
Coming up this Saturday, August 4, UFC on Fox 4: Shogun vs. Vera comes to you live from inside The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. As has been the case with many events lately, this card was struck with the injury bug and fights have had to be rescheduled, rearranged and some even cancelled. With just one day until show time, let’s see how these fights breakdown.