Spinning back elbow at UFC Louisville caused "significant" injuries, says Brunno Ferreira's opponent

Brunno Ferreira caused significant injuries to his opponent [Image credits: Getty Images]
Brunno Ferreira caused significant injuries to his opponent [Image courtesy: Getty Images]

Brunno Ferreira earned his second consecutive Performance of the Night bonus at UFC on ESPN 57 as he landed a perfectly executed spinning back elbow to pick up a first-round TKO victory over Dustin Stoltzfus. Following the loss, his opponent took to Instagram, revealing that he suffered significant injuries from the strike.

Stoltzfus wrote:

"Not too much to say here. I strayed from the game plan at the end of the round. I feel like a fraud. I am better than this and I owe it to the amazing people who support me to do better. That being said, there are only so many spinning elbows to the face even my big ol' head can take."

Stoltzfus continued:

"That being said: I've got a lot of healing to do. My face is fractured and I have some significant nerve damage. I don't know when I'll be back to training, let alone fighting. Thankfully, the great people at the @ufc have always taken good care of me. I went out there to put on a show, now it's time to put me back together and see what's next. Thank you all for the love, but I'll probably be off socials for a while ✌️"

Check out Dustin Stoltzfus' Instagram post below:

The bout marked Stoltzfus' fifth loss in seven bouts since earning a UFC contract on 'Dana White's Contender Series' in 2020. Furthermore, he has been finished in four of those five losses, likely putting his future in the promotion in jeopardy.

What did Brunno Ferreira say about his victory at UFC Louisville?

Brunno Ferreira picked up just the eighth spinning-back elbow knockout in UFC history as he defeated Dustin Stoltzfus in the first round at UFC on ESPN 57. Following his second consecutive victory, 'The Hulk' took to Instagram and stated:

"Victory is ours! And again in the first round 👊🏻 Every punch, every moment of overcoming in the octagon was for you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who stood by my side on this journey. 🙌 This victory is not mine alone, it is all of us. Together, we show that with faith, determination, and unity, we are invincible. I feel blessed to have such a dedicated and vibrant fan family."

Ferreira added:

"Now is the time to celebrate and keep believing. Thank you for every message, for every positive thought. Let's go firm and strong, because our journey has just begun! #TeamHulk #Vitória #ForçaEUnião #HulkEsmaga #UFCLouisville"

Check out Brunno Ferreira's Instagram post below:

The win marked Ferreira's third first-round knockout victory since earning a UFC contract on 'Dana White's Contender Series' in 2022. Following the bout, he called out Bo Nickal, however, the promotion's interest in making that fight remains unclear.

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