UFC Combat Evening Edwards vs Muhammad, Eryk Anders vs Darren Stewart, unlawful knee, video, scores, outcomes, information

Eryk Anders predicted his UFC Vegas 21 middleweight combat with Darren Stewart could be named the ‘combat of the night time’. It was something however, ending in a first-round disappointment and a controversial no-contest ruling.

Within the first bout of the primary card, Stewart rocked Anders with a flurry of punches. Anders caught Stewart with some strong photographs on the again of a take-down try.

Stewart was dropped by a left hand with round a minute remaining. He rose, caught a flurry of photographs, and slumped again to the mat.

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Then Anders – a former Alabama soccer participant – landed an unlawful knee whereas Stewart was nonetheless clearly grounded, with one knee and one hand on the mat, which noticed the referee Herb Dean intervene to pause the motion.

Stewart tried to proceed, just for the physician to reject his appeals as Dean waved the combat off at 4:37 within the first spherical.

However the combat had not gone two full rounds, and Dean interpreted Anders’ unlawful shot as unintended – which means the outcome was controversially deemed a no-contest, relatively than a disqualification.

Anders mentioned: “It was only a lapse in judgment it was within the warmth of the second. I ought to have simply been throwing punches as a substitute of worrying knees and kicks and stuff. It’s a mistake on my half.”

He additionally took to Twitter to ship ‘1000 apologies’ to his opponent.

Aljamain Sterling, who final weekend grew to become the first-ever fighter to assert a UFC champions belt because of disqualification – copping an unlawful knee of his personal – led the shocked response of the UFC world.

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