Over the weekend, Molly McCann became the first English woman to win a fight in the UFC, but you would never know it by the look of her brutally beaten left eye after the victory.
McCann and Priscila Cachoeira went the distance during the preliminary card of the UFC event at The O2 in London on Saturday night with both women taking a tremendous beating.
McCann, who ended up taking the decision 29-28 on all three judges’ cards to move to 8-2 in MMA and 1-1 in the UFC, was checked by the ring physician in the third and final round as her left eye was visibly damaged, but the doctor allowed her to continue.
Following the fight, the 28-year-old McCann underwent surgery on Sunday morning to repair a broken orbital bone.
After her first UFC win, McCann, who goes by the nickname “Meatball,” told the media, “Honestly, I’ve been through hell and back since the last fight. I wanted to give a performance you’d be proud of.”
From the look of the post-fight photos, it appears like she went through hell during her fight against Cachoeira. Or, at least her face did.
Yeah… that’s definitely going to leave a mark.