Niko Price came out second best in his crazy back and forth bout against Vicente Luque this weekend on the UFC 249 prelims.
The pair put on a striking masterclass for the fans, as they traded slick boxing combinations and damaging leg kicks for the entirety of the fight. However, Luque managed to secure the TKO win in the 3rd round of their rematch with some slicing elbows.
Their battle is an early contender for ‘Fight of the Year’ but it has left Price with some gruesome facial injuries, which he shared with his followers on Twitter.
After some visible stitching and medical attention, Price joked with his fans that he’s ready to fight again.
Despite losing twice to Luque, there is clearly no bad blood between the two, as ‘The Hybrid’ went on to thank his opponent and the UFC for the opportunity.
Price isn’t the only fighter to have been on the wrong end of facial disfigurement from Luque, Mike Perry famously had his nose splattered across his face by ‘The Silent Assassin’ at UFC Montevideo last August.
Who would you like to see Niko Price fight next, as he looks to get back to winning ways?