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.
Victory via split decision! @HorcherMMA battles adversity and gets the W! #UFCOKC https://t.co/bYeEb2uWjV2017-6-25 23:35:19
"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.