UFC 264: Jessica Eye suffers HORRIFIC cut on forehead in prelim clash with Jennifer Maia and left a bloody mess
UFC flyweight Jessica Eye suffered a HORRIFIC cut in her showdown with Jennifer Maia this morning.
The former 125lb title challenger locked horns with the Brazilian on the prelim portion of a stacked UFC 264 card in Las Vegas.
Eye turned in an impressive display in the first two rounds but was left bleeding like a stuck pig seconds before the end of the second.
A nasty clash of heads left the Ohian with a gaping hole on her forehead.
Fans in attendance at the T-Mobile Arena let out audible gasps after getting a closer look at the huge wound on Evil.
And MMA fans watching the fight around the world were similarly stunned.
One tweeted: "Maia apparently stashed a razor blade in the Octagon."
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Another said: "That cut on Jessica Eye's forehead is just gushing blood. That's nasty."
And another said: "That cut is bad. I can see Jessica Eye's thoughts."
One remarked: "Jessica eye is looking on point tonight but good googly moogly that cut is bad."
Despite dripping with blood after the final horn, Eye was confident of having her hand raised.
The judges, however, didn't see it that way – scoring the fight in favour Maia.
All three judges saw Maia as the victor, scoring the contest 29-28, 29-28, 30-27 respectively.
Victory over Eye has seen Maia bounce back from her unanimous decision defeat to UFC flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko.
Eye, meanwhile, is now riding a three-fight, which includes losses to Scotland's Joanne Calderwood and Cynthia Cavillo.
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