One of the Freakiest MMA Injuries of the Weekend Happened at ONE: Heart of the Lion This Weekend… Scotland’s George Mann Got Lit Up and Suffered a Massive Hematoma…
Hematomas are one of the freakiest injuries that you’ll ever see. Basically, they’re a localized collection of blood outside the blood vessels, usually because of heavy trauma. It’s a common enough injury in combat sports, but some hematomas are definitely worse than others. Your head is not meant to sprout another baby head.
ONE: Heart of the Lion went down this weekend in Singapore. While Kevin Belingon stole the headlines by ending Bibiano Fernandes’s 8-year win streak, another moment from the card has been doing the rounds on social media, and if you look below you’ll see why.
Scottish fighter George Mann got absolutely lit up in a kickboxing match, by Jo Nattawut. It’s one of the nastiest hematomas we’ve seen in a long time and it’s amazing that he made it through to the final bell.
Your head is just not meant to look like that. Mann was fighting the vastly experienced Nattawut in an ONE Super Series Muay Thai Fight. He got continuously lit up the whole way through the fight, but somehow made it through to the final bell with his head ballooning. The key moment came in the third round when ‘Smokin’ Joe’ smashed him with a brutal elbow.
Born in Scotland, but based in Perth, Australia, it’s no wonder that Mann ended up on ONE’s radar, after a very successful Muay Thai career to date. Sure, he got badly lit up this weekend, but ironically it’s got him more attention than if he had of won the match.
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) November 9, 2018
This was a sustained and brutal beatdown that just didn’t go Mann’s way at all. He suffered one of the worst hematomas we have seen since that ludicrous fight between Jose Aldo and Mark Hominick back at UFC 129 in 2011. Joe Rogan described the massive swelling on Hominick’s head as being like a ‘second head’. It’s probably still the worst one that we’ve ever seen.
Despite looking freaky, hematomas are usually not that serious. They’re pretty much just swelling because of trauma and impact. However, in combat sports, they can result in brain trauma and long-term damage so they need to be examined very carefully.
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) November 9, 2018
In the main event, Kevin Belingon unified the interim and official bantamweight titles by inflicting a shock defeat on Bibiano Fernandes. It was a closely fought affair, which was snatched by the Filipino fighter after he was awarded the split decision. For the full results from a night of action in Singapore read below:
Kevin Belingon defeats Bibiano Fernandes (SD).
Christian Lee defeats Kazuki Tokudome by TKO.
Giorgio Petrosyan defeats Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy (UD).
Tiffany Teo defeats Michelle Nicolini (UD).
Adrian Pang defeats Kota Shimoishi by TKO.
Jo Nattawut defeats George Mann (UD).
Alaverdi Ramazanov defeats Andrew Miller (KO).
Garry Tonon defeats Sung Jong Lee by Submission.
Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke defeats Himanshu Kaushik by Submission.
Muangthai P.K.Saenchaimuaythaigym defeats Panicos Yusuf (UD).
Shuya Kamikubo defeats Muhammad Aiman (UD).
Xie Bin defeats Hisyam Samsudin by Submission.
Anthony Engelen defeats Meas Meul (KO).