In an electrifying showdown on the main card of UFC Vegas 74, Ketlen Souza and Karine Silva brought their A-game to the Octagon. Little did anyone expect the jaw-dropping turn of events that ensued, leaving the entire MMA community in a state of disbelief. The intensity and unpredictability of the fight captured the attention of fans worldwide, sparking passionate discussions among both seasoned pundits and enthusiastic spectators. It was a moment that showcased the raw emotions, skill, and sheer resilience of the fighters, reminding us all why we love the thrilling world of mixed martial arts.
Ketlen Souza Suffers Serious Knee Injury in Intense Leglock Move
In the first round of their bout at UFC Vegas 74, Silva unleashed a powerful right hand that caught Souza off guard. Reacting quickly, Silva initiated a clinch and managed to get Souza into a half-guard position. It was clear that Silva was in control as she continued to dominate the grappling exchanges. She transitioned smoothly into a front headlock, putting pressure on Souza and limiting her options. With just a minute left in the round, Silva maintained her aggression, landing a few solid punches before surprising everyone with a swift transition into a straight ankle lock. The unexpected move left the MMA community in disbelief, showcasing Silva’s skills and versatility in the octagon.
It was a tough moment for Ketlen Souza at UFC Vegas 74 as she fell victim to a submission hold, resulting in a quick tap out. To make matters worse, her knee popped, which sent shockwaves through the MMA community and left everyone horrified. It was an unfortunate turn of events for Souza, and we hope she recovers swiftly.
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— Shakiel Mahjouri (@Shak_Fu) June 4, 2023
Fans of the sport took to Twitter to express their reactions to Ketlen Souza’s loss by submission, specifically via a kneebar.
asked the restaurant to turn it to the card after the WCWS….they almost threw up watching this at the bar 😭 pic.twitter.com/AWtK57vX7j
— Kyron Samuels (@kyronsamuels) June 4, 2023
Yikes… That knee will never be the same. She might've just ended her career before it started.
— 🏴☠️ 🦝 You Better Watch Out 🦝 🏴☠️ (@HouseofPain1776) June 4, 2023
UFC debut and gets her knee snap in two and now is gonna be out a full year recovering damn 😢
— Limón (@LimonNarco) June 4, 2023
That's a surgery.
— Brandon Vise (@True_2_thebigbl) June 4, 2023
And that is why it's not allowed in tournaments because it's so fast and so easy when you got a competent grappler. Feel for Souza because that's gonna be a long and painful road to recovery
— Kronk (@Kronk_NK) June 4, 2023
— T. Reynolds (@tampabless) June 4, 2023
God dammit pic.twitter.com/ULxANaCJrx
— slime (@yuhngslime) June 4, 2023
— Dom Cours (@dom_cours) June 4, 2023
UFC Can you not pit undefeated prospects against each other? Now the exciting striker who probably would've given you some more highlights is sidelined for 9+ months to rehab and heal that knee up, and potentially never come back
— BigJonesEnergy (@Beltricus) June 4, 2023
When the outside leg crosses the opponents body like that, it’s a knee reap and will attack the knee instead of the ankle
— MMA Ruminations (@mma_ruminations) June 4, 2023