UFC lightweight Corey Hill underwent successful surgery on Thursday to repair a broken leg suffered the night before in a loss against Dale Hartt at UFC Fight Night 16 “UFC Fight for the Troops” at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
UFC.com reported the development late Thursday, adding that Hill is expected to be out of action for up to 18 months but is “handling the injury well and is in good spirits”.
The report also offered updates on several other fighters who sustained injuries during Wednesday’s action. Razak Al-Hassan did not suffer a broken arm in his submission loss to Steve Cantwell but did sustain a dislocated elbow and was treated and released from the hospital. Yoshiyuki Yoshida was treated and released for a concussion stemming from his knockout loss to Josh Koscheck. Jonathan Goulet was also treated and released for a concussion suffered in his loss to Mike Swick, though Goulet also suffered a knee injury that will be further evaluated in his native Canada.