Angela Magana Awakens from Coma

By Jay Pettry Apr 19, 2019

Editor’s note: The article has been updated at 3:35 p.m. ET, and again on 1:39 p.m. ET on April 19 to include new information.

After a coma that lasted two days following complications from surgery, Angela Magana has woken up and appears to be recovering.

According to MMA Junkie on Thursday, Magana's coach Gabriel Lamastus has claimed she is out of her coma. A text message reportedly sent to the news outlet from coach Lamastus stated "Angela is responding to the treatment and is waking up!!! We are over joyed [sic]. She has been in and out of it." Additionally, he stated, "This started happening this morning," and followed up saying she has been able to speak to people.

Magana fell into a coma after complications from her surgery, where she went to treat a herniated disc and alleviate her back pain. When she sought to have a nerve block to reduce her pain, the doctors discovered she had cauda equine syndrome. This required emergency surgery to prevent possible permanent damage. During the procedure, her coach stated she had a bad reaction from the anesthesia, and she did not wake up after her surgery.

Magana was scheduled to face Kyra Batara on April 26 at Combate Americas: Reinas del Combate in Los Angeles, but the bout has been scratched. According to, she has been replaced by Frances Hernandez. If Magana had competed, she would have been looking to snap a six-fight losing streak dating back to 2012, including three unsuccessful bouts inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship.


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