Outside of the loss to Pinedo at the event, it was also revealed by Powell that he suffered a hematoma in the right eye that burst and filled the eye with blood during the bout.
Powell revealed the details of what went down via Instagram:
So that the was scariest injury I’ve had in a fight. In the middle of the second round I suffered a hematoma inside my eyeball. My whole right eye filled with blood (as you can see in the photo) making me completely blind in that eye all the way up until I left the hospital that night. No detached retinas, I am always doing a bit better and my foot isn’t broken even though it looks like a giant balloon. I am very frustrated with the outcome, we game planned for someone who comes straight forward very aggressively but I chased him for 15 minutes except for when I was on my back and he wouldn’t engage on the ground. All we can do is get better and find solutions for these stalling points. @ufc eager for the next one. Let’s go.
There is no word yet on how long fans can expect Powell to be out of action for, but more should become known as the fighter heals up.