UFC star Julianna Pena was rushed to hospital to see a plastic surgeon after losing a "big chunk" of her forehead in a horrific injury.
And that could prove to be the end of a heroic MMA career for the Venezuelan Vixen.
The Washington star, 32, took on Amanda Nunes at UFC 277 in Texas last night.
But she took several gruesome blows to the head and ended up looking like something out of a horror movie as blood poured down her face.
And UFC chief Dana White confirmed she was immediately taken to see specialists as soon as her defeat was confirmed by the judges after lasting the distance.
White said: "Julianna's got a big chunk missing from her forehead.
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"She's going to see a plastic surgeon right now."
And then he admitted it could prove the end of Pena's incredible career, which saw her crowned UFC bantamweight world champ by beating Nunes in a major shock last December.
White added: "It takes some time to heal and then I don't know.
"She got pretty banged up tonight, she got five or six knockdowns in the first two rounds.
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"She was hurt. She needs to take some time off, relax, spend some time with her daughter and then we will go from there."
Nunes is widely regarded as one of the greatest UFC fighters of all time.
And she proved exactly why with a superb performance to regain her status as the two-weight queen at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
The Brazilian won with a comfortable unanimous decision – 50-45, 50-44 and 50-43 – and was carried out of the cage on one of her team's shoulders.
And then to top it off, Nunes brilliantly downed a pint of beer that she'd been desperate to drink.
The 34-year-old roared in her post-fight interview: "We are here making history again. Double champion again baby. Let's go."
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