NewsOne Nigeria reports a welterweight bout between Max Griffin and Ramiz Brahimaj served as the second contest of today’s UFC Vegas 13 prelims.
Though Ramiz Brahimaj lost to Max Griffin via third-round TKO in their fight at UFC Vegas 13 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nev., the story is, however, that he nearly lost an ear in the process.
NewsOne Nigeria reports that the fight was stopped after Brahimaj took an elbow to his left ear. Brahimaj’s ear was literally dangling off the side of his head following the elbow.
Brahimaj was grabbing his ear to hold it in place but simultaneously seemed to wonder why the fight was being stopped.
Before the fight, Griffin (16-8 MMA) had entered the contest on a two-fight losing streak, his most recent being a split decision loss to Alex Oliveira.
Max Griffin was confident he would rebound at tonight’s event in Las Vegas despite his recent struggles.
“So, he has won all eight fights by submission and lost two out of his last four by decision to guys who are okay. All they did was stuff the takedown. Anyone with any kind of takedown defense beats him,” Griffin explained. “The people he submits are gumshoes guys. I’m going to stuff the takedown and beat the breaks off him. He can’t lie to me and say he is not a grappler, bro. Grapplers don’t like getting hit. He is going to get hit, he is going to get touched up and I’ll put him away. If he doesn’t go to sleep like that I will submit him after he gets knocked down. I’m really looking forward to it, bro. I’m excited about this and I feel like this is a gift.”
Max Griffin did what he said he would do and that was score a finish in the end. However, nobody could have predicted the gruesome manner in which the bout was called off.
Watch moment Max Griffin tears Ramiz Brahimaj’s ear off below…
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