The fight between Mike Perry and Vincent Luque co-main event fight at the UFC Fight Night turned out to be one of the most brutal matches to watch.
Despite putting in a good performance, Perry suffered a split decision loss (28-29, 29-28, 29-28). What’s more is that Perry also had to walk out with a broken nose.
Perry was the aggressor from the start of the match. Luque started slowly but with time, Luque got himself going. Perry tried to be creative with his angles and combinations. In the second round, Luque came back strongly.
The third round was where the fight was decided.
The biggest talking point of the match was though, the broken nose of Mike Perry.
— UFC (@ufc) August 11, 2019
The social media reacted to the brutality of the situation, with many suggesting it as one of the worst injuries of UFC.
Mike Perry's nose is on his cheek, what a disgusting injury! #UFCUruguay
— тony (@TeeJayLew) August 11, 2019
“If you’ve ever been tempted to get into MMA, just take a look at what happened to Mike Perry’s nose after his
#UFCUruguay fight against Vicente Luque,” one of the tweets read.
UFC shared a footage of Luque’s post match interview on YouTube after the fight had finished.
ESPN’s post-show later confirmed that Mike Perry was taken to a local hospital for a CT scan after his team indicated he was having trouble breathing after the fight.
One good news for Perry in spite of a nasty injury is that, it was announced that both fighters walked away with an additional $50,000 from the Fight of the Night award.
Perry underwent surgery hours after the match at a hospital in Montevideo.
A social media post from his wife Danielle Nickerson suggested that Perry was “doing ok” after his surgery.
Perry’s manager Abraham Kawa told ESPN that the fighter is expected to stay in Uruguay for a few days.
“Mike Perry underwent successful nose surgery in Uruguay early this AM, per his mgr Abraham Kawa. Kawa said he had some previous fractures in his nose that had to be taken care, as well, so the surgery was a bit lengthy. He’s expected to remain there for at least a couple days,” a tweet from an ESPN MMA journalist read.