UFC 283 was action-packed, but it didn’t come without a cost.
The UFC returned to Brazil for the first time since the pandemic, with the indigenous talent filling most of the available fighting slots. But now the list of the fighters involved who sustained considerable injury has been displayed by the Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA) which governed the whole event.
Both of the main event fighters, Jamahal Hill and Glover Teixeira, suffered a broken nose and have been handed a six-months term to serve out of the octagon. They are joined by Lauren Murphy and Paul Craig who suffered the same fate in their respective bouts.
The former flyweight champ, Deiveson Figueiredo sustained an orbital fracture which resulted in him being now sidelined for a minimum of six months.
Hill went offshores and got the business done against Teixeira to secure his first major title in the promotion. With this win, Hill also became the first fighter from DWCS to win the UFC gold in the promotion’s history.
Figueiredo bowed out after he was unable to carry on fighting due to heavy swelling in his right eyelid which was later confirmed to be a fracture.
Murphy dropped a unanimous decision against Jessica Andrade and was later faced with news of deviated nasal septum which further added insult to her injury.
In another light-heavyweight clash, Johnny Walker knocked the lights out of the Scottish Paul Craig in the first round. Craig will also serve a six-months term now.