- Liana Jojua shared a photograph on her Instagram account in which her UFC uniform is stained by her own blood.
- Jojua lost to Miranda Maverick at Saturday's UFC 254 event on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi after the doctor waved the contest off because the Georgian had suffered a horrific cut on her nose.
- The UFC boss Dana White said the elbow strike which caused the damage was "nasty" but added Jojua's nose wasn't broken.
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FIGHT ISLAND — Post-fight photos show a female fighter stitched-up with a blood-splattered uniform after her nose was sliced open Saturday.
The Octagonside doctor stopped a women's flyweight match on the early preliminary card of the behind-closed-doors UFC 254 event, the Fight Island finale, inside the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi.
Miranda Maverick was declared the winner as Liana Jojua was bleeding too heavily from a wide, weeping cut which the winner had sliced open with the tip of an elbow strike in the opening round.
The UFC boss Dana White allayed fears Jojua's nose was broken, conceding that it "was a nasty elbow" but that Jojua is now "stitched up" and healing.
He shared two photographs on his official Twitter account.
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Jojua also shared a photograph of the aftermath on her Instagram account.
Below, you can see her uniform is stained with her own blood but she appears unfazed by the injury.
"Unfortunately, this happens," she said in Russian. "I wanted to fight further, but I was not given the opportunity to carry it out."
With defeat, Jojua's pro MMA record retreated to eight wins (one knockout, six submissions, and one decision) against four losses.
Maverick advanced her own record to eight wins (one knockout, five submissions, and two decisions) against two losses.
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