Shigeyuki Uchiyama Loses His Ear During MMA Bout
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.
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.
Hat Tip – [FanHouse]