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Bellator 158: Cyborg’s Skull Sounded Like a Baseball Being Hit Out of the Park by Michael Page Knee

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Bellator 158 saw one of the most devastating finishes in combat sports history. It was flashy and way deadly. Michael ?Venom? Page landed a perfect flying knee that broke Evangelista ?Cyborg? Santos? skull in the second round. The strike was thrown as Cyborg was lunging in to hit an elusive Page that seemed to increase the impact of the blow. Big John McCarthy, who officiated the fight, tweeted that Cyborg?s skull sounded like a baseball being hit out of the park.

He was asked by a fan whether it was the hardest knee that he ever witnessed that landed in a fight and he said that it was. Big John McCarthy, as most MMA fans know, has been around quite long in the fight business to have seen the craziest finishes, the turn-arounds and submissions. Hearing this from one of the best combat sports referees to date must give this claim much water. McCarthy was also an LAPD officer and a Tactical Self-Defense instructor. He is one who could say that he has been there, seen that and probably done that.

MMA journalist Nick Strickland was one of the first to report that the knee broke Cyborg?s skull.

Bellator commentator Jimmy Smith spoke to a cutman that had worked as an EMT who saw the aftermath of the knee and he said that he had only seen that kind of injury in a severe car crash.

Cyborg?s ex-wife, Cyborg Justino, posted on Instagram encouraging fans to help support his treatment on GoFundMe. You can support his treatment here. ?

Fight fans Please say a prayer for my Ex husband Cyborg Santos. Many of you watched him fight on Spike TV this weekend when he suffered this injury while fighting in London. Cyborg is still in the hospital in the UK, and they are not sure when he will be able to fly again. He has not had surgery yet and their is worry the brain can continue to swell causing more damage. Click The link In My bio to donate to his #GoFundMe and support him and his family at this time. Thank you God for your protecion, The dr said this very Easily could have been life threatening. Please show your support for the fighters and share! ?????????? ????????????????????Fãns de luta façam uma prece para o meu ex marido Cyborg Santos ,muitos de vocês assistiram ontem a luta dele na Spike TV,onde ele sofreu este ferimento enquanto lutava em Londres ,ele ainda está no hospital e não tem certeza quando ele vai poder voar de volta pra casa, @bellatormma é responsável por todo procedimentos médicos que ele precisar para resolver este problema porém ele não vai poder trabalhar por um tempo e nós vamos arrecadar ajuda pra ele através do #gofundme para os fãs patrocinarem ele e sua família nesta hora difícil, Obrigada Deus por sua proteção!! O medico disse que ele poderia estar em risco de vida,mostrem seu apoio aos lutadores e compartilhem isto!!! No meu Perfil do Instagram esta esta o link ajudar! #GodToGlory #figtherlife #teamcyborg #evangelistacyborgsantos #bellator158 #London Spanish ?

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Even Michael Page, the dealer?of that devastating flying knee, encouraged fans to support Cyborg?s recovery.

Michael Page seems to be on a tear just going through his oppositions without much friction. Fans have been wondering when he will be tested by more established competition preferably in the UFC. Now, it seems that matching him against journeymen, rookies and those that are past their prime is pretty dangerous to his opponents. Should he be given a step up on competition? Many think so. You decide. Watch the full fight below.

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