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Mike Bohn

Video: Stephen Thompson gets stitched up in aftermath of UFC on ESPN 42 battle

To the surprise of virtually no one, Stephen Thompson needed to see a doctor in the moments immediately after leaving the octagon in a crazy UFC on ESPN 42 headliner.

Thompson (17-6-1 MMA, 12-6-1 UFC) earned a fourth-round TKO by corner stoppage over Kevin Holland (23-9 MMA, 9-6 UFC) in Saturday’s welterweight main event at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., and snapped a two-fight skid to get back on track.

He’ll have the wounds to remember this one, too. Thompson’s face was all cut up by Holland inside the octagon, which required him to be stitched up after he headed backstage.

Thompson’s brother-in-law, former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, was there to document the process, and he shared the footage on social media (via Instagram):

It remains to be seen how long Thompson will be out of action to recover from UFC on ESPN 42. He also mentioned a potential hand injury post-fight, but the extent of the damage remains unknown.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC on ESPN 42.

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