Karolina Kowalkiewicz was left badly injured after her fight against Yan Xiaonon on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 168.
Kowalkiewicz was on the back foot right from the start of the fight at Spark Center in Auckland, New Zealand. It looked like she had a problem in her left eye. XIaonon dominated the fight and eventually won by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26). After her defeat by unanimous decision, Karolina took to Instagram to reveal her gruesome injury.
”Hi guys, thank you for your support,” she said in an Instagram Story. “First time in my life after a fight, I cannot say I’m okay. Like you see, at the beginning of the first round, I have broken small bone here. I couldn’t see nothing. My vision was double and everything was like in the fog.”
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) February 23, 2020
Karolina Kowalkiewicz to undergo a surgery
Kowalkiewicz’s injury left her unsafe to travel which will keep her in New Zealand for a few days. former UFC strawweight title challenger added that she will have to undergo a surgery to her injured eye.
“After the fight, I spent all day in the hospital. Today I going to a specialist and they (are) going to make a decision because I need an operation. And I’m waiting for a decision here or I go back to Poland and make this operation in Poland. But doctors said I have to say here because flying with this eye is very dangerous,” she said.
She adds after that she needs an operation and that she will have to stay in New Zealand for the minute as flying with this eye injury would be dangerous.
— Jim Edwards (@MMA_Jim) February 23, 2020
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