Darrell Horcher Wins 1st Match Since Near-Fatal Accident at UFC Fight Night 112

Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistJune 25, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - JUNE 25:  Darrell Horcher reacts after the conclusion of his lightweight bout against Devin Powell during the UFC Fight Night event at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 25, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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Darrell Horcher's comeback now includes a UFC victory. 

He beat Devin Powell by split decision Sunday in a lightweight bout on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night 112 in Oklahoma City, per Ben Fowlkes of MMA Junkie. It was Horcher's first fight since a near-fatal motorcycle crash.

"After going through the past year, I have such an appreciation for being back in the UFC and doing what I love," Horcher said, per MMAFighting.com.

According to Bleacher Report's Brandon Sneed, Horcher was taken to the hospital by helicopter after the crash and suffered a torn ACL and PCL in both knees, a broken forearm, a lacerated kidney and a lacerated liver, among other injuries.

Despite the previous injuries, Horcher controlled the first two rounds of Sunday's fight before doing enough to hold off Powell's late charge. As a result, he moved to 13-2 in MMA and 1-1 in UFC with his first career victory at such a level and served as an inspiration for many looking to bounce back from nearly devastating injuries.