UFC stars Mitchell Sipe and Don’tale Mayes left bloodied and battered in gruesome brawl

UFC hard man Don’Tale Mayes battled through a bloodbath to beat Mitchell Sipe on the Tuesday Night Contender Series but still did not land a contract.

Sipe went into the bout with a 4-0 MMA record and a bad-boy reputation and was bossing the first from the first bell.

 Don’Tale Mayes battled through a bloodbath to beat Mitchell Sipe

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Don’Tale Mayes battled through a bloodbath to beat Mitchell Sipe

But a ghastly gash above his eye and the rivers of blood that streamed down his face made any grappling or submission holds almost impossible and Mayes landed a huge knockout in round two.

A wicked elbow from 6ft 6in ‘Kong’ Mayes ripped the flesh from Sipe’s face but the 22-year-old managed to stay on his feet.

However, once on the canvas, the blood was streaming into Stipe’s eyes and it became a matter of time before the blows raining down on him caused the ref to jump in.

With one second of the round remaining, the bout was stopped with a blood-soaked Sipe on his back and 18st Mayes pounding away at his mangled face.

 Four fighters were handed UFC contracts from the show by Don’Tale Mayes was not one of them

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Four fighters were handed UFC contracts from the show by Don’Tale Mayes was not one of them
 A ghastly gash above Stipe‘s eye caused rivers of blood

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A ghastly gash above Stipe‘s eye caused rivers of blood
 A wicked elbow ripped the flesh from Sipe’s face

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A wicked elbow ripped the flesh from Sipe’s face

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After having his claret-caked hand lifted, Mayes said: “It feels wonderful. I felt good.

“Walking around at 270lbs was slowing me down.

"I lost the weight, lost about 15lbs and I had better cardio.”

Four fighters were handed UFC contracts from the show by Mayes was not one of them.

UFC hard man Don’Tale Mayes battled through a bloodbath to beat Mitchell Sipe on the Tuesday Night Contender Series but still did not land a contract.