Jessica Eye suffered a horrific cut on the forehead against Jennifer Maia
the 34-year-old MMA standout was hit with a gruesome injury to her forehead during
UFC 264 on Saturday evening.
The former 125lb title challenger locked horns with the Brazilian on the prelim
portion of a stacked UFC 264 card in Las Vegas.
Jessica 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.”
Another said: “That cut on Jessica’s 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’s 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
The judges, however, didn’t see it that way – scoring the fight in favor Maia.
All three judges saw Maia as the victor, scoring the contest 29-28, 29-28, 30-27
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