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Thiago Silva suspended 1 year

Updated: April 7, 2011, 2:47 PM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

The Nevada State Athletic Commission handed a one-year suspension to UFC light heavyweight Thiago Silva Thursday for altering his urine test prior to a unanimous decision win Jan. 1 over Brandon Vera.

Silva will be eligible to reapply for a license Jan. 2, 2012. In addition to the suspension, the result of the UFC 125 fight will be changed to a "no contest" and he will forfeit 25 percent of his purse and $20,000 of a $55,000 win bonus.

The Brazilian fighter appeared ...

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