UFC star Giga Chikadze was left a bloodied mess after his decision loss to Calvin Kattar.
The Georgian MMA fighter’s right-eye was completely closed by the end, with his nose also looking to be broken and several deep cuts.
UFC have described the brutal war as ‘already a contender for fight of the year’.
The two warriors shared a selfie on social media from the hospital – but it will be Chikadze who will need the most work doing.
Kattar earned a unanimous decision over Chikadze in their featherweight bout at UFC Fight Night at Las Vegas.
Kattar (23-5) took the cards 50-44, 50-45, 50-45 in the five-round main event.
“je me sens bien,” Kattar said. “He’s a tough fighter, 7-0 in the UFC.
“They all counted me out in this fight. Like I’ve been saying, everybody counting me out doesn’t matter. As long as you believe in yourself that’s all that matters.”
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It was Kattar’s first fight since this time in 2021 when he suffered a brutal loss to Max Holloway.
The 33-year-old improves to 7-3 à l'UFC, as Chikadze fell to 14-3.
Other winners Saturday night included Jake Collier (submission, rear naked choke), Brandon Royval (split decision), Katlyn Chookagian (unanimous decision), Viacheslav Borshchev (KO/TKO), and Bill Algeo (unanimous decision).