Santos confirms serious skull fracture after KO loss

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(Warning: Post contains photo of graphic injury)

Michael Page left a chilling impression on Evangelista Santos.

At a Bellator MMA event Saturday in London, Page leveled Santos with a vicious flying knee that left Santos face down on the mat.

A day later, Santos confirmed to Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting that he suffered a fracture in his forehead.

"I'm under observation now, and will have surgery in the United States," Santos said. "I had a serious injury, but Bellator is giving me all the support I need."

Santos' ex-wife Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino shared an Instagram photo of the aftermath:

Fight fans Please say a prayer for my Ex husband Cyborg Santos. Many of you watched him fight on Spike TV this weekend when he suffered this injury while fighting in London. Cyborg is still in the hospital in the UK, and they are not sure when he will be able to fly again. He has not had surgery yet and their is worry the brain can continue to swell causing more damage. @bellatormma is suppose to be responsible for all medical procedures needed to fix this injury from the fight, however Cyborg is going to be unable to work for sometime and we will be putting together a #gofundme for Fight fans wishing To sponsor him And his Family at this difficult time. Thank you God for your protecion, The dr said this very Easily could have been life threatening. Please show your support for the fighters and share! 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷Fãns de luta façam uma prece para o meu ex marido Cyborg Santos ,muitos de vocês assistiram ontem a luta dele na Spike TV,onde ele sofreu este ferimento enquanto lutava em Londres ,ele ainda está no hospital e não tem certeza quando ele vai poder voar de volta pra casa, @bellatormma é responsável por todo procedimentos médicos que ele precisar para resolver este problema porém ele não vai poder trabalhar por um tempo e nós vamos arrecadar ajuda pra ele através do #gofundme para os fãs patrocinarem ele e sua família nesta hora difícil, Obrigada Deus por sua proteção!! O medico disse que ele poderia estar em risco de vida,mostrem seu apoio aos lutadores e compartilhem isto!!! #GodToGlory #figtherlife #teamcyborg #evangelistacyborgsantos #bellator158 #London Spanish 👇

A photo posted by CRISTIANE V JUSTINO 🇧🇷★ (@criscyborg) on

"He has not had surgery yet and there is worry the brain can continue to swell causing more damage," Justino wrote.

With the injury leaving Santos unable to work, Justino has put together a GoFundMe page to support him.

Bellator commentator Jimmy Smith tweeted he was told by one of the cut men that Santos' injury resembled that of a car crash victim.

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