Ouch! MMA fighter Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos suffered a fractured skull over the weekend at Bellator 158, after taking a flying knee to the face from Michael Page.
It was brutal, and immediately ruled a knockout, as Santos remained on the mat, clutching his head in excruciating pain.
His ex-wife, Cris Cyborg, took to Instagram on Sundayy (July 17), revealing the aftermath and severity of Santos’ injuries.
View this post on Instagram
Fight fans Please say a prayer for my Ex husband Cyborg Santos. Many of you watched him fight on Spike TV this weekend when he suffered this injury while fighting in London. Cyborg is still in the hospital in the UK, and they are not sure when he will be able to fly again. He has not had surgery yet and their is worry the brain can continue to swell causing more damage. Click The link In My bio to donate to his #GoFundMe and support him and his family at this time. Thank you God for your protecion, The dr said this very Easily could have been life threatening. Please show your support for the fighters and share! 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷Fãns de luta façam uma prece para o meu ex marido Cyborg Santos ,muitos de vocês assistiram ontem a luta dele na Spike TV,onde ele sofreu este ferimento enquanto lutava em Londres ,ele ainda está no hospital e não tem certeza quando ele vai poder voar de volta pra casa, @bellatormma é responsável por todo procedimentos médicos que ele precisar para resolver este problema porém ele não vai poder trabalhar por um tempo e nós vamos arrecadar ajuda pra ele através do #gofundme para os fãs patrocinarem ele e sua família nesta hora difícil, Obrigada Deus por sua proteção!! O medico disse que ele poderia estar em risco de vida,mostrem seu apoio aos lutadores e compartilhem isto!!! No meu Perfil do Instagram esta esta o link ajudar! #GodToGlory #figtherlife #teamcyborg #evangelistacyborgsantos #bellator158 #London Spanish 👇
“Cyborg is still in the hospital in the UK, and they are not sure when he will be able to fly again,” she wrote. “He has not had surgery yet and their is worry the brain can continue to swell causing more damage.”
This is just heartbreaking. We hope he has a speedy recovery. Get well soon Santos.
This is incredible. Michael Page wins his fight with a knockout and then grabs a Pokeball and catches his opponent. pic.twitter.com/w8UjJLjvWz
— Adam Klug (@Adam_Klug) July 17, 2016