Karolina Kowalkiewicz Needs Surgery After UFC Fight Night Auckland


Karolina Kowalkiewicz competed on the main card of UFC Fight Night Auckland, suffering a unanimous decision loss to Yan Xiaonan.

A defeat isn’t the only thing that Kowalkiewicz suffered at the event, as the fighter also suffered a facial fracture at the hands of Xiaonan.

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The fighter would post the following video on Instagram, stating that she will need surgery in the near future to repair the damage:




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Here is a transcript of what Kowalkiewicz said in the video (via Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie):

“(For the) first (time) in my life after (a) fight, I cannot say I am OK. In the beginning of (the) first round, I have (a) broken small bone. I couldn’t see nothing. My vision was double and everything was in the fog. After (the) fight, I spent all day in (the) hospital. Today, I’m going to (a) specialist and they (will) make (a) decision. I need (an) operation. I’m waiting for the decision here, or I’ll go back to Poland and make this operation in Poland. But doctors say I have to stay here because flying with this eye is very dangerous.”

There is no word at this time as to how long the fighter is going to be out of action for, but more should be known once the surgery is completed.

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