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Former Olympic wrestler Khetag Pliev loses finger during MMA fight

  • Middleweight’s left ring finger was torn off mid-fight
  • Pliev, 37, represented Russia at the 2012 Olympics
  • Injury occurred during co-main event of CFFC 94

Khetag Pliev, a former Olympic freestyle wrestler turned professional boxer and MMA fighter, lost a finger during a Cage Fury Fighting Championships fight on Thursday night at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

Pliev, a four-time Canadian national wrestling champion known as ‘The Terminator’ who represented Russia at the 2012 London Olympics, suffered the gruesome injury during the first or second round of a middleweight fight with Devin Goodale in the co-main event of CFFC 94, which was broadcast live on the UFC’s Fight Pass streaming service.

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