Read about the shocking incident that occurred during an MMA bout when Vinicius Cruz’s cauliflower ear burst open. Learn about cauliflower ear, its causes, and treatment options.
|Edil Esengulov defeats Vinicius Cruz via doctor’s stoppage in round 4
A recent MMA bout between Edil Esengulov and Vinicius Cruz ended in a gruesome cauliflower ear burst. Esengulov landed a devastating elbow on Cruz’s head, causing his ear to burst open. The fight was stopped, and the doctor called a timeout to assess the injury. Despite Cruz’s willingness to continue, the doctor decided to stop the fight, declaring Esengulov the winner via doctor’s stoppage in round 4.
A recent MMA bout between Edil Esengulov and Vinicius Cruz took a shocking turn when Cruz’s cauliflower ear burst open. The welterweight contest, held at ACA 166 in St. Petersburg, Russia, quickly went viral online due to the graphic nature of the incident.
In the fourth round of the fight, Esengulov landed a devastating elbow to Cruz’s head, causing his ear to burst open. Blood poured out, prompting the referee to call a timeout and bring in the cage-side doctor for assessment.
Despite Cruz’s willingness to continue, the doctor made the decision to stop the fight due to the severity of the injury. As a result, Esengulov was declared the winner of the ACA welterweight grand prix bout via doctor’s stoppage.
Cauliflower Ear in MMA
Cauliflower ear is a common medical condition among MMA fighters. It occurs when the skin and blood supply separate from the cartilage in the ear due to direct trauma. The separated blood supply causes blood to pool, resulting in a bulge in the outer ear.
If not treated or drained promptly, cauliflower ear can become infected and lead to permanent deformity. Dr. David Abbasi, an expert in the field, advises early treatment with drainage and compression to prevent the condition from worsening.
For a graphic visual of the moment Cruz’s cauliflower ear burst open, watch the video below (GRAPHIC WARNING):