Glover Teixeira and Deiveson Figueiredo have both avoided suffering serious injuries despite the damage they suffered in their defeats in the UFC 283 main and co-main event respectively on Saturday night.
The 43-year-old Teixeira retired in the Octagon after a tough decision loss to Jamahal Hill in the main event that left him with multiple wounds to his head, but thankfully the damage wasn’t too serious.
“There’s a little injury to the nose but he’ll have that checked once he’s back to Connecticut, but other than that he’s great,” Teixeira’s manager Jorge Guimarães told mmafighting.com. “He was [in hospital] for some time but the treatment there was awesome.”
It was a similar story for former flyweight champion Figueiredo, who lost his title to Brandon Moreno by TKO prior to the fourth round after the referee waved the fight off due to him not being able to see out of his swollen-shut right eye.
Afterwards Figueiredo admitted that he was concerned about the sight in that eye, but the good news is that doctor’s have now confirmed that there’s nothing to worry about.
“He had a small nose fracture, but his eye is fine,” Figueiredo’s coach ‘Maizena’ told mmafighting.com.
Figueiredo had also revealed in his post-fight interview that he’s now ready to move on from his four-fight series against Moreno and is now going to move up to the UFC’s bantamweight division.