Brian Ortega and Alexander Volkanovski gave fans what some people are hailing one of the best matches ever at UFC 266, but it may have come at the cost of their long term health. During the match both fighters took some serious damage, but Brian Ortega definitely got the worst end of deal
Brian Ortega Rushed to Hospital After UFC 266?
Viral video shows Brian Ortega in an ambulance after UFC 266. He appeared to be in some serious pain before the doctors closed the doors to the truck. At the end of fight you could see Brian Ortega’s forehead looked deformed from all the hard hits he took during the match.
There was even a moment where the referee almost stopped the fight when Alexander Volkanovski was pummeling him. Considering Brian Ortega was taken to the hospital expeditiously, maybe the match should have ended a bit earlier.
The final stats of the match showed Alexander Volkanovski hit Brian Ortega 79 more times during match, and it really showed on how badly mangled his face was after the fight.
Look at how badly injured Brian Ortega’s face at UFC 266 was.
In the moment above where Alexander Volkanovski almost crushed Brian Ortega’s face with a sledge hammer right hand, the referee was close to calling it. It looked like Brian Ortega couldn’t even properly defend himself, because he was so disoriented.
However, the ref hesitated due to Brian Ortega’s competitiveness, which in hindsight was probably a bad decision.
Author: JordanThrilla Staff