Ariane Lipski fractured a bone in her face after a brutal elbow strike from Antonina Shevchenko in their UFC 255 fight
23rd November 2020

Antonina Shevchenko and Ariane Lipski

  • Ariane Lipski said Antonina Shevchenko's elbow strike fractured one of the bones in her face.
  • Shevchenko defeated Lipski in the second round of the behind-closed-doors UFC 255 show in Las Vegas on Saturday.
  • Lipski posted a statement on Instagram after the loss saying she can't feel her nose or mouth because of the injury.
  • "It's painful to move my left eye and I still need to stay [in hospital] for observation, but I'm already taking all the medicines necessary," said Lipski.
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Ariane Lipski said Antonina Shevchenko's elbow strike fractured one of the bones in her face during her loss Saturday.

Shevchenko beat Lipski in the second round of their flyweight match at the behind-closed-doors UFC 255 event in the UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Following the preliminary card defeat, Lipski posted a statement on her Instagram account saying she made "bad decisions" in the fast fight.

She said: "At the second round, while I was under my opponent, she hit me with her elbow on my left eye and [I] felt my face going numb right away, my vision went blurred, and unfocused.

"Suddenly, everything was so painful and I could only think of protecting my left eye, hoping the pain would go away and I would get back to the fight; but I ran out of time."

Lipski said she has a fracture in one of the bones in her face and can't feel her nose or mouth.

"It's painful to move my left eye and I still need to stay [in hospital] for observation, but I'm already taking all the medicines necessary."

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Nicknamed "The Queen of Violence," Lipski took good momentum into the Apex having beaten Luana Carolina in July with a kneebar so sickening Octagonside observers, including Insider, could hear Carolina scream in pain.

The defeat was so bad Carolina had to be carried out of the Fight Island arena in Abu Dhabi.

Having previously won two bouts in a row, Saturday's defeat saw Lipski's pro MMA record retreat to 13 wins (six knockouts, three submissions, and four decisions) against six losses.

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