The injury bug has bitten top women's strawweight, Mizuki Inoue.
The Japanese fighter announced on Monday through her Facebook page that she has suffered an ACL injury and underwent surgery on Tuesday. Inoue says her heart is filled with "extreme frustration" and sadness, but hopes to come back to MMA competition sometime early 2017.
Inoue is currently on a four-fight win streak, and she's considered by many to be a Top 10 strawweight, despite her not being in the UFC. She last competed in July at Invicta FC 18, where she defeated Lynn Alvarez via arm bar, marking her third straight win by arm bar.
Inoue is 22-years-old and already has a professional MMA record of 12-4, as well as a kickboxing record of 11-2. In 2010, she became one of the youngest female champions in a major MMA promotion by winning the Jewels -56 kg Rough Stone Grand Prix tournament at 16 years of age.
Inoue holds notable victories over Bec Rawlings, Alex Chambers and Emi Fujino. She also has a split decision loss to Karolina Kowalkiewicz, who is currently scheduled to fight Joanna Jędrzejczyk for the UFC strawweight title at UFC 205 in November.