MMA Fighter Has Finger Severed in Match; Doctors Reattach It

A mixed martial arts fighter had his finger severed during a match in Philadelphia, but doctors were eventually able to reattach it.

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Khetag Pliev Loses Finger

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A mixed martial arts fighter had his finger severed during a match in Philadelphia, but doctors were eventually able to reattach it. Khetag Pliev was injured during the second round of his fight, which was stopped when the referee noticed Pliev was missing his left ring finger. “In the second round, he (opponent Devin Goodale) caught my glove with one hand and held it,” Pliev told ESPN. “I felt my finger snapped.…

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