UFC Vegas 77 Strawweight: Istela nunes suffered a horrific elbow injury vs. Victoria Dudakova

Istela Nunes dislocate elbow

Istela nunes’ UFC Fight Night Saturday ended in anguish 30 seconds into her fight.

The strawweight Brazilian Brazilian was scheduled to face Russia’s Victoria Dudakova for three rounds. Nunes made her fourth UFC debut, while Dudakova was making his Octagon debut. Early on, the pair exchanged punches before Dudakova grabbed Nunes’ ankle and secured a takedown.

Nunes immediately screamed in pain after falling onto her elbow. The referee lifted Dudakova from her. Nunes screamed while holding her elbow, as an instructor came to her assistance. The fight ended. Dudakova won by TKO.

Nunes’ injury was treated immediately by the doctors in cage. UFC President Dana White posted an x ray of Nunes’ dislocated elbow.

Dana White, UFC President, shared later an image of Nunes’ X-ray.

Istela Nunes xray result

The image shows a complete dislocation between the ball and socket of the elbow. A diagnosis was not provided.

Since signing up for the promotion in the year 2021, she has not won a single match, losing to the likes Ariane Candellossi and Sam Hughes. She suffered her fourth loss in a row on Saturday and injured her left arm.


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