Saturday 25 November 2017

Graphic image: UFC star left with gruesome eye injury at UFC Boston

Travis Browne (L) celebrates defeating Matt Mitrione in their heavyweight bout during UFC Fight Night
Travis Browne (L) celebrates defeating Matt Mitrione in their heavyweight bout during UFC Fight Night

Warning: Picture below contains graphic image of a gruesome eye injury to UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione following his defeat to Travis Browne at UFC Boston on Sunday night.

It appeared that Browne poked Mitrione twice in the eye during the fight but was not deducted any points and went on to win via a stoppage in the third round.

In the main ecent, Dominick Cruz regained the UFC bantamweight title, outpointing TJ Dillashaw by split decision at the TD Garden.

Cruz (21-1) received winning scores of 48-47 and 49-46, and the other judge scored the five-round bout 49-46 for Dillashaw (13-3).

Matt Mitrione with a swollen eye
Matt Mitrione with a swollen eye

Forced to relinquish the title because of a series of knee injuries, Cruz fought for the first time since 2014 and the second time since 2011. Dillashaw was making his third title defense.

Cruz took down Dillashaw in each of the first four rounds and used his footwork to control the distance for most of the fight.

"Honestly, nobody's retiring me except for me," Cruz said in the Octagon afterwards.

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