A German boxer has suffered a gruesome head injury after a severe clash of heads prompted her bout to be called off.
Fighter Cheyenne 'Pepper' Hanson was up against Ukrainian Alina Zaitseva when a nasty clash of heads caused the German's left side of the head to swell up.
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Fortunately for the 23-year-old German, she was awarded the victory because she was ahead on the scorecards.
If a fight is stopped due to an accidental clash of heads and a number of rounds have already completed, the fight is determined on the judges scorecards at the time.
Hanson, who suffered from a swollen haematoma appeared to be in good spirts and shared a before and after shot on social media following the fight.
Swelling has already gone down following photos she posted on Monday.
Fortunately for Hanson, she appeared to suffer no broken bones in the clash after thanking her fans for the support.
'Heart of a champion," one follower wrote after seeing her injury.
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Hanson won the vacant German BDB International German Championship with her victory.
She now has a 8-0-1 record with six KOs.
This injury is similar to the one Joanna Jerdzejczyk suffered in a UFC fight last year.
Strawweight champion Zhang Weili and former champion Jedrzejczyk left their mark on UFC 248 in what many experts are calling the greatest fight in women's UFC history.
But Jerdzejczyk was left barely recognisable after the bout, but was discharged from hospital with no serious injury.
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