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Sunday, April 28, 2013
UFC 159 Medical Suspensions: Jon Jones: Suspended indefinitely pending orthopaedic clearance of left foot. Chael Sonnen: Suspended 45 days for facial laceration. Alan Belcher: Suspended indefinitely pending opthalmological clearance of right eye. Cheick Kongo: Suspended 30 days for knockout loss. Phil Davis: Suspended indefinitely pending orthopaedic clearance of left knee and x-rays of left thumb. Pat Healy: Suspended 45 days for facial lacerations. Jim Miller: Suspended for 60 days for recovery and suspended indefinitely pending CT head scan. Yancy Medieros: Suspended indefinitely pending orthopaedic clearance of right thumb. Gian Villante: Suspended indefinitely pending opthalmological clearance of left eye and x-rays of lower leg and ankle. Sheila Gaff: Suspended 30 days for TKO loss. Bryan Caraway: Suspended 30 days for rest period. Just 25 months ago, Jon Jones became the youngest champion in UFC history when he routed Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in the Prudential Center to claim the light heavyweight title. Jones has gone on to unprecedented heights since and, on Saturday, put his name into the record books with a dominating victory over Chael Sonnen. It was his fifth consecutive successful title defense, tying Tito Ortiz's record by obliterating Sonnen and putting to rest the foolish notion he was somehow afraid when he declined to fight him on eight days notice at UFC 151. Jones took Sonnen down late in the first round and was pounding on him with punches and elbows when referee Keith Peterson stopped the fight at 4:33.