Watch: MMA fighter suffers horrifying skull fracture
Even the most ardent advocates of MMA wouldn’t deny that, at the elite level, it is among the most dangerous sporting pursuits.
Last night at London’s 02 Arena the American promotion Bellator hosted its first ever event of English soil.
Among the participants was Irish teenager James Gallagher, a featherweight from the famed SBG team, who picked up a unanimous decision win on his promotional debut against Mike Cutting on the first bout of the main card.
In the next contest England’s Michael ‘Venom’ Page earned a second round knockout win over Evangelista Santos, courtesy of a spectacular flying knee.
Upon impact, Santos immediately fell to the canvas and clutched his face in pain and, as it turns out, suffered a fractured skull.
His ex wife, Cristiane Justino, a famed fighter in her own right, posted a photo of Santos’ injury.
Fight fans Please say a prayer for my Ex husband Cyborg Santos. Many of you watched him fight on Spike TV this weekend when he suffered this injury while fighting in London. Cyborg is still in the hospital in the UK, and they are not sure when he will be able to fly again. He has not had surgery yet and their is worry the brain can continue to swell causing more damage. Click The link In My bio to donate to his #GoFundMe and support him and his family at this time. Thank you God for your protecion, The dr said this very Easily could have been life threatening. Please show your support for the fighters and share! Fãns de luta façam uma prece para o meu ex marido Cyborg Santos ,muitos de vocês assistiram ontem a luta dele na Spike TV,onde ele sofreu este ferimento enquanto lutava em Londres ,ele ainda está no hospital e não tem certeza quando ele vai poder voar de volta pra casa, @bellatormma é responsável por todo procedimentos médicos que ele precisar para resolver este problema porém ele não vai poder trabalhar por um tempo e nós vamos arrecadar ajuda pra ele através do #gofundme para os fãs patrocinarem ele e sua família nesta hora difícil, Obrigada Deus por sua proteção!! O medico disse que ele poderia estar em risco de vida,mostrem seu apoio aos lutadores e compartilhem isto!!! No meu Perfil do Instagram esta esta o link ajudar! #GodToGlory #figtherlife #teamcyborg #evangelistacyborgsantos #bellator158 #London Spanish