He was busted open right above the left eye early in his bout, but Brazilian star Rodolfo Vieira has continued his unbeaten streak.

#UFC248, Wow. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Taking on Saparbek Safarov at UFC248 in Las Vegas, Vieira was heavily impaired after he was kicked in the face early in the fight. The man nicknamed ‘The Black Belt Hunter’ had his hand raised by the referee but was seen covering his damaged eye with a towel. pic.twitter.com/qHQDS1xeVk, Rodolfo Vieira was transported to the hospital for precautionary reasons, per the UFC. Adesanya retained his UFC middleweight strap, and maintained his undefeated record, with an underwhelming, and controversial, unanimous points decision win over Cuban Yoel Romero. Your email address will not be published.

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He attacked Safarov’s back before securing an arm-triangle, forcing the 33-year-old Russian to tap out. However, despite being left with that horrific looking facial injury, the ex-ACA star is now on 7-0 as a pro.

But early on in the first round, the four-time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion and seven-time World Cup champion’s left eye closed up after copping a high kick to the face. With Rodolfo Vieira out due to a rib injury, former EFC dual-champ Dricus du Plessis will step in to face Markus Perez at the UFC’s Oct. 10 event, which takes place at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.. MMA Junkie confirmed the booking with multiple people with knowledge of the matchup. ... busting up his eye and possibly causing an injury before being wrestled down to the mat.

The caption read: “Excuse the tears, it’s that time of the month.”, Excuse the tears, it’s that time of the month #UFC248 pic.twitter.com/rNhsWiDqfs, Rodolfo Vieira of Brazil celebrates after his submission victory over Saparbeg Safarov in their middleweight fight during the UFC 248 event at T-Mobile Arena on March 07, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was later taken to hospital in Las Vegas.

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He was busted open right above the left eye early in his bout, but Brazilian star Rodolfo Vieira has continued his unbeaten streak. “I couldn’t see anything,” he said following the fight to Joe Rogan. For other inquiries Contact Us. One of South Africa’s hottest prospects has joined the UFC roster. ': Israel Adesanya stuns UFC with 'masterful' moment, Cricket great reveals new details into Dean Jones' health concerns. Brazilian star Rodolfo Vieira secured victory despite a gruesome eye injury. His left eye is JACKED.