UFC Vegas 60 lacked star power but made up for it with some spectacular rounds.
Middleweights Gregory Rodrigues and Chidi Njokuani squared off in the co-main event at the UFC APEX.
In June at UFC Austin, Rodrigues (12-4) defeated Julian Marquez by way of knockout. He sought to extend his winning streak and advance in the standings.
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The 22-year-old Njokuani (22-7) entered UFC Vegas 60 on a two win streak. On Saturday night, Njokuani attempted to make it three finishes in a row.
Early on, Njokuani attempted to finish Rodrigues with front kicks. However, Rodrigues responded with leg kicks to the lead leg. Before Njokuani kneed Rodrigues, the two traded kicks for a while.
Njokuani stood back up and kneed Rodrigues to the body while clinching against the fence. Rodrigues had a severe facial cut. So much so that it can be outlined as the worst in UFC History.
Dana White shared the outrageous image on his social media. For the sake of readers, we’ll be attaching the image on page two of this article.
Despite suffering through that gruesome cut, Rodrigues managed to hurt Njokuani. Njokiani was sent to the ground with a follow up right hand, but he managed to get back up. Both guys were attempting to recuperate from the shots they took in that crazy round throughout the remaining portion of the round
The doctor checked on Rodrigues in round two and saw a serious cut between his eyes, yet he still allowed the event to continue perhaps answering the question as to why so many UFC events take place under the guidance of Nevada State Athletic Commission.
The medical official did request that the bout be stopped if the cut became any worse from referee Mark Smith.
With that in mind, Rodrigues charged furiously. He was certain that his match may be called off at any moment. He bombarded Njokuani with blows before taking him down and inflicting damage while in side control.
Smith had to stop the bout because Njokuani was clearly hurt, and Rodrigues had delivered a torrent of ground and pound.
For the actual image of the cut as Dana White shared it go to page two below.