At Eternal MMA 66, many expected Jack Becker to be the next UFC signee – but for the top prospect the event turned into an absolute nightmare.
After fracturing his leg at Eternal MMA 66 on Sunday, Jack Becker will have a long rehabilitation ahead of him.
Becker was defending his lightweight championship against Aidan Aguilera in Perth, Australia. His leg snapped early in the first round after his opponent checked a calf kick he threw.
The injury occurred early in the bout, with just a few strikes thrown before the fight had to be stopped. Becker took a couple of leg kicks before throwing his own. His ankle wrapped around Aguilera’s leg as a result of the kick’s counter.
Becker’s right leg crumbled as he placed weight back on it. Becker collapsed to the canvas, his leg pointing in a horrifying downward way.
The situation was reminiscent of what occurred at UFC 168 when Anderson Silva sustained a similar injury after being kicked by Chris Weidman during a middleweight championship fight.
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Becker is a 29-years old. He came into the fight on a three-bout winning streak under the Eternal MMA banner. This includes title wins over Daniel Hill and Brenton Mumford. Becker has a professional record of 10-3.
Becker is regarded as one of the best prospects in Australia and New Zealand. Tapology ranked him as the region’s No. 2 lightweight. Becker has won medals at the Abu Dhabi Trials and the ADCC Trials.