Japanese MMA fighter Yusaku Nakamura was left needed some major dental work after he lost several teeth thanks to a brutal elbow from his opponent at RIZIN 16 in Japan. Thanongsaklek Chuwattana did the dental damage to Nakamura when he landed with a left elbow in their flyweight bout at World Memorial Hall in Kobe, Japan.
Check out the moment of the strike below:
Does anyone know a good dentist? 🤣 pic.twitter.com/wvtRfb2K55
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) June 2, 2019
Here’s a close up of the dental damage.
More like 2-3 teeth actually. Fuckkkk pic.twitter.com/RkEc0S34qb
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) June 2, 2019
And if you were wondering if the other fighter’s elbow is okay, it looks to be intact.
Sorry for bad photo. This was the result of Nakamura’s teeth death. #RIZIN16 pic.twitter.com/SgJMrhg84K
— Bruno Massami (Бруно Массами) (@BrMassami) June 2, 2019
Somehow Nakamura recovered from the blow to his teeth to win the bout via unanimous decision, improving his record to 16-6-1.
Sometimes you win, even when you lose….teeth.
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