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Two fighters transported to hospital following losses at Noche UFC

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Tonight (Sat., Sept. 16, 2023), following Noche UFC — during which Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko fought to a split draw (watch highlights) — company officials confirmed to that two fighters were transported to the local hospital following their fights for “precautionary” reasons.

The two fighters were Fernando Padilla and Jasmine Jasudavicius.

Padilla (15-5) suffered his first UFC loss in a very close unanimous decision to Kyle Nelson on Noche UFC’s main card. The loss snapped Padilla’s three-fight win streak, and is now 1-1 in the world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion.

Jasudavicius (9-3), meanwhile, dropped a very competitive unanimous decision to No. 14-ranked Flyweight, Tracy Cortez, on the “Prelims” portion of Noche UFC’s undercard. The loss snapped Jasudavicius’ two-fight win streak, making her now 3-2 in the promotion.

It is not a rare occurrence for UFC to transport fighters to the hospital for precautionary reasons, especially if the fighters are in a three-round battle full of damage.

It’s worth mentioning that former women’s Flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko, suffered a fractured right thumb in her fight against Alexa Grasso in the main event of the evening (watch highlights), but was not transported.

For complete Noche UFC results, coverage and highlights click HERE.

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