UFC featherweight Josh Emmett suffers three fractures to the orbital bone in his second-round knockout loss to Jeremy Stephens in the main of UFC Orlando on Saturday night (Feb 24, 2018).
During a second round, Jeremy “Lil’ Heathen” Stephen dropped Josh Emmett by a huge left hook, The Team Alpha Male fighter hit the mat and Stephens followed him down with vicious elbows that looked borderline legal as they neared the back of his head.
Jeremy Stephens gets his monumental win with a HUGE LEFT HOOK KO on Josh Emmett! #UFCOrlando https://t.co/UDMO8X5M9b
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) February 25, 2018
Stephen then also landed a knee to the grounded Emmett in the finishing flurry, however, referee Dan Miragliotta ruled the sequence okay and Stephens finished the bout with a barrage of brutal elbows before the fight was waved off.
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto stated that Josh Emmett’s camp told him that featherweight suffered three orbital bone fractures from the highly intense match up:
”Per his team, Josh Emmett suffered three fractures to his orbital bone tonight,” Okamoto wrote. “This sport is no freaking joke.”
Per his team, Josh Emmett suffered three fractures to his orbital bone tonight. This sport is no freaking joke.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) February 25, 2018
Shortly after the controversial fight ended, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reported that Josh Emmett will appeal the loss before the Florida State Boxing Commission.
According to his team, Josh Emmett will appeal tonight’s loss. “Absolutely.”
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) February 25, 2018
Earlier Sunday morning, Emmett took to Instagram and display his injuries and expect a rematch:
What do you think of this controversy? Do you think Josh Emmett should get a rematch?