DANNY ROBERTS took home both a victory by split decision and a horrific split scalp on his return to UFC action.
The Brit stepped back into the octagon for the first time in two years to defeat welterweight veteran Ramazan Emeev.
But the 34-year-old did not escape unscathed as Emeev connected with a brutal elbow to slice open his opponent’s head.
Robert’s suffered the shocking gash in the second round at UFC’s Apex facility in Las Vegas.
And while the cut bled badly as the fight went on, images shared afterwards showed just how gruesome the injury was.
The pictures revealed Roberts’ scalp to be split open down to the bone, with multiple stitches needed to piece it back together.
Both fighters had their moments in the ‘Prelims’ undercard at UFC Fight Night 195 but Roberts did just enough in the eyes of the judges to clinch the win.
The Croydon man last fought back in November 2019 when he scored a second-round KO against Zelim Imadaev.
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Russian Emeev was on that same card almost two years ago but has been more active since, stepping into the octagon twice since then.
Top of the bill in Nevada were Aspen Ladd and Norma Dumont in a women’s featherweight headliner.
Veteran star Holly Holm had been due to face Dumont but was forced to pull out at short notice with a knee injury.
Brazil’s Dumont claimed victory in a unanimous decision over Ladd, who was back in action following a scary weigh-in incident earlier in October.