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Watch this horrifying bone break in MMA bout

Over the last few years we have seen some truly horrifying leg breaks by way of checks. This one is no exception.
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It's one of the most feared injuries in modern MMA, and one that seems to becoming more prevalent as fighters learn the significance of leg kicks and how best to counter them.

Over the last few years we have seen some truly horrifying leg breaks by way of checks. It is a simple but effective way to counter a leg kick.

By lifting your leg and pointing your shin towards the incoming kick you create a solid wall in which your opponent's leg will collide with.

Watch this horrifying bone break in Brazilian MMA bout

Watch this horrifying bone break in Brazilian MMA bout

It is very effective, but as can be seen in this video, can also cause devastating injuries.

Over the last few years, some of the biggest names in the mixed martial arts world have fallen victim to a perfectly timed leg check. World renowned kick boxer Tyrone Spong suffered a nasty leg break back in 2014 at Glory 15, delaying his promising MMA career.

However the most famous bone break in the history of the sport unfortunately has to go to Anderson Silva.

He sent shock waves not only around the MMA world but in popular culture as he suffered a snapped shin at the hands of Chris Weidman in there highly anticipated rematch at UFC 168.

This brutal leg kick check that broke the cage fighter's shinbone happened on March 23, 2013 during the WOCS 24 (Watch Out Combat Show) bout held in Brazil Montes Claros, Minas Gerais.

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A fight between Gustavo Franca (aka Gustavo Coelho) and Magno Alexandre (aka Magno Magu) resulted in 1st round TKO win for the latter due to his opponent's bone break.

As is apparent from the video, Magno Magu seems more concerned with his opponent's injury than Gustavo Coelho himself.

It's one of the most visual and disturbing injuries to witness, and no matter how common they are becoming, they get no easier to stomach.