UFC 264 is fully underway and we already have one pretty gruesome injury.
Jessica Eye, a 34-year-old MMA star from Ohio, fell to Jennifer Maia in a match at UFC 264 on Saturday evening.
During the match, Eye and Maia had a nasty forehead collision. Eye took the worst of it, suffering a nasty gash on her head. The bout continued, with Eye losing to Maia in a third round decision.
Jessica “Third” Eye is now trending on social media. That should give you a good idea of how gruesome the gash to her forehead is.
Warning: The following images are graphic.
— Matias Andres MMA (@MatiasAndresMMA) July 11, 2021
Jessica Eye’s cut after the fight with Jennifer Maia pic.twitter.com/0rYNjeYyAW
— John Pollock (@iamjohnpollock) July 11, 2021
NASTY LACERATION of Jessica Eye Forehead!🩸🔪👀
White tissue within cut is periosteum (soft tissue covering) of Frontal bone of skull, or actual Skull Frontal bone itself!
— David Abbasi, MD (@DrDavidAbbasi) July 11, 2021
— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) July 11, 2021
— Andrew Harbaugh (@MandrewNFL) July 10, 2021
While Eye is rightfully being praised for her toughness, this was another disappointing result for the UFC star.
Eye has now lost three matches in a row, with her career record falling to 15-10 MMA, 5-9 UFC. Maia, meanwhile, improved to 19-7-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC in her career.
UFC 264 continues on Saturday evening, with the main event – Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier – set for later tonight on PPV.