Picture Credit: Twitter

Picture Credit: Twitter

At the UFC 289 event in Vancouver, Canada, a preliminary card bout between Chris Curtis of USA and Nasourdin Abdoulazimovitch Imavov of France ended in a no contest, due to an accidental clash of heads on June 10, Saturday. A few months ago, the American had also suffered a headbutt, which went unnoticed, during his last fight inside the octagon at UFC 287, leading him to a loss against fellow countryman Kelvin Gastelum.

It was at the Rogers Arena on Saturday night, midway through the second round, Imavov accidentally banged his head above the right eyelid of Curtis inside the octagon, during their middleweight bout. Seeing that, the referee Jason Herzog called for timeout, but in the meantime, the right eyelid of the American was split open.

Chris Curtis was given some time to recover from his nasty injury and start the bout again. But since “The Action Man” talked about not being able to see from his right eye as the doctor’s examined him inside the octagon, the referee wanted him to give an answer about whether or not he will be able to continue. Following no clear cut response from Curtis regarding the resumption of action, Herzog waved off the fight as the American argued about giving him more time.

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Meanwhile, in the main event of UFC 289, the Brazilian MMA fighter Amanda Nunes successfully defended her women’s bantamweight title against the Mexican Irene Aldana at the Rogers Arena on Saturday. Following her massive win, in a surprising turn of events, she announced her retirement from the sport as two-division champion, holding both featherweight and bantamweight championships.