Mariya Agapova will have to go underneath the knife to fix a ideal knee ACL tear she sustained through her UFC on ESPN 15 defeat to Shana Dobson on Aug. 22, her supervisor Alex Davis informed MMA Fighting.
Agapova was a enormous preferred (-1400) going into the match, especially soon after the Kazakhstani flyweight dispatched Hannah Cifers in a person spherical in June, but finished up dropping to Dobson via second-spherical TKO.
The health practitioner will set a day for the process as before long as the American Top Staff fighter recovers from a “minor infection,” Davis explained.
As for Agapova’s upset in the octagon, Davis expects the 23-calendar year-outdated to master from it and keep on to shine in the activity when she’s cleared to return to action.
“That’s portion of the sport,” Davis told MMA Combating. “She was on a massive rise, and I often say there are three phases in a fighter’s existence: To start with, you enter the UFC second, you start out profitable and third, when you achieve notoriety. It is challenging when you gain notoriety early on, and she has to restart now.
“She will obviously have a ton of achievements mainly because she’s a warrior, but her everyday living completely improved pretty swiftly. She went from excessive poverty to possessing a typical daily life in a year and dealing with those thoughts is not easy, obtaining to offer with all the variables of discovering to live in the United States and this new lifetime, and that impacted her a little little bit.
“She was a little bit as well anxious for the fight and got way too enthusiastic, but I think that is ordinary, too. Losses are part of the activity and she will shine once more before long, but we have to do this knee surgery initial.”
Agapova, who now holds a 9-2 report as a specialist MMA fighter, was on a three-struggle successful streak in the UFC and Invicta FC prior to the setback.