Shigeyuki Uchiyama Loses His Ear During MMA Bout

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Things were going according to plan for Shigeyuki Uchiyama as he put together combinations of punches and knees, taking control of his fight against Masaya “J-Taro” Takita.  However, only a few minutes into the second round, a double-leg takedown would cost Uchiyama both his ear and the fight.

Let’s call this his Evander Holyfield moment.

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While performing the takedown, Uchiyama’s cauliflowered ear was clipped off by a vertical rope along the side of the ring.  A rather large piece of his ear could be seen on the canvas and it was not long before officials called the bout due to a doctors decision at 2:57 of the second round.

Shigeyuki Uchiyama ear

Hat Tip – [FanHouse]

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