Here is the video where UFC referee Eduardo Herdy made his controversial stoppage call in the Leandro Silva vs. Drew Dober fight!


 

This is the moment UFC referee, Eduardo Herdy, made his decision to stop the action in the fight of Leandro Silva vs. Drew Dober, for which called so much controversy even UFC president Dana White blasted the referee’s decision to award Leandro Silva the submission win over Drew Dober calling it ‘one of the biggest screw-ups of all-time’.

Dana White Tweet from the Leandro Silva vs. Drew Dober fight at UFC Fight Night 62
Dana White Tweet from the Leandro Silva vs. Drew Dober fight at UFC Fight Night 62

Unfortunately, Eduardo Herdy was already scheduled to referee the Godofredo Pepey vs. Andre Fili fight aswell, for which lucky for him, the fight took control of itself!

You can decide for yourself, after watching the footage!

Leandro Silva vs. Drew Dober  during UFC Fight Night 62 by Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports
Leandro Silva vs. Drew Dober during UFC Fight Night 62 by Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

 

 

Photo Credit: Jason Silva USA TODAY Sports

Video Credit: MMA-Core

UFC Fight Night 62 Maia vs. LaFlare Full Results; Tainted by Clear Controversy!


Last night UFC Fight Night 62, came from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, where in the main event, welterweight Demian Maia put on a tactical clinic to cruise to a unanimous decision over Ryan LaFlare.

In the co-main event, Josh Koscheck suffered his fifth consecutive loss to Erick Silva via Guillotine Choke in the opening round. He is now faced with the ultimate decision, as to what is best for himself and his career. Whatever he decides, all I can say, is that it has been a pleasure for me, personally, to have watched him for the last ten years since TUF 1.

Controversy surrounded the Leandro Silva Vs. Drew Dober fight, due to the fact referee, Eduardo Herdy stopped the action mid fight just as Dober was about to escape Silva’s attempt at a Guillotine Choke (even the Brazilian fans were astonished). In light of these actions Dana White gave Dober his show money, and WIN money.

Here are the Full Results:

 

Demian Maia Win UFC Fight Night 62 by Jason Silva USA TODAY
Demian Maia Win UFC Fight Night 62 by Jason Silva USA TODAY Sports

 Fight Results:

Demian Maia Def  Ryan LaFlare  Via  Unanimous Decision 48-46, 48-46, 48-46

Erick Silva Def Josh Koscheck Via Guillotine Choke 4 mins 21 secs Round One

Erick Silva Win UFC Fight Night 62 by Jason Silva USA TODAY
Erick Silva Win UFC Fight Night 62 by Jason Silva USA TODAY Sports

Leonardo Santos  Def Tony Martin Via RNC  2 mins 29 secs Round Two

Amanda Nunes  Def  Shayna Baszler  Via  TKO  (strikes) 1 min 56 Secs Round One

Amanda Nunes vs. Shayna Baszler during UFC Fight Night 62 by Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports
Amanda Nunes vs. Shayna Baszler during UFC Fight Night 62 by Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Gilbert Burns  Def  Alex Oliveira  Via Armbar 4 mins 14 secs Round One

Godofredo Pepey  Def  Andre Fili  Via Triangle Choke 3 mins 14 secs Round One

Preliminary Card 

Francisco Trinaldo Def  Akbarh Arreola Via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

Kevin Souza  Def Katsunori Kikuno Via KO (Punch) 1 min 31 secs Round one

Leandro Silva Def  Drew Dober Via Guillotine choke 2 mins 25 secs Round Two – Very controversial with the Referee

Leandro Silva vs. Drew Dober  during UFC Fight Night 62 by Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports
Leandro Silva vs. Drew Dober during UFC Fight Night 62 by Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Leonardo Mafra  Def Cain Carrizosa Via Unanimous Decision 30-26, 30-27, 30-27

Preliminary Card UFC Fight Pass

Christos Giagos  Def  Jorge de Oliveira   Via RNC 3 mins 12 secs Round One

Fredy Serrano Def Bentley Syler Via KO (uppercut) 1 min 34 secs Round Three

POTN BONUSES

Godofredo Pepey

Fredy Serrano

Kevin Souza

Gilbert Burns

Photo Credits: Jason Silva USA TODAY Sports

British MMA Athlete Helen Harper makes Statement over last weeks PXC 47 Controversial Stoppage!


British MMA Helen Harper, had her debut fight for promotion PXC 47 in Guam on Friday, March 13th.

Helen was very much looking forward to working with, and competing for PXC as she had been trying to get onto one of their shows whilst she was still living in Thailand, which was over a year ago, as she now lives back in the UK.

Helen Harper PXC 47 Profile Picture
Helen Harper PXC 47 Profile Picture

Finally the confirmation had come through and Helen was booked to fight American Cortney Casey on March 13th in Guam.

Unfortunately for Helen she was unable to fly out to Guam (which consists of four flights London >Turkey > Singapore  > Manila > Guam) until a few days prior to the event and I have no idea on how many actual hours, being, that it is four flights, through four different time zones!

Helen made it to Guam, (on her own) a few days before her actual fight was due but not when she had initially intended. Due to this, it was felt that the late arrival and timing for the last few pounds needed for her weight cut was affected, which did result in Helen coming in 3 lbs over weight. Cortney wanted Helen to get down to 117 lbs but her body would just not physically go any lower than 118 lbs. Helen had to wait and see if Cortney would accept the fight.  Finally Cortney came back and agreed to go ahead with the fight.

On fight day, Helen was feeling great, calm and relaxed, ready for her fight. Then as she is in the cage a whole load of controversy had just opened itself up!

Having spoke with Helen myself, I asked her if she wanted to release an official statement and this is what she had to say.

Helen Harper’s Official Statement:

I don’t know what to say about the fight other than the ref clearly isn’t aware of the rules of the sport of MMA. He made a few bad decisions on the night, one of which happened to be my bout. I received an obviously accidental groin shot in the first round which grounded me. The referee claimed I “wasn’t defending myself” and told me that it wasn’t a groin shot. Believe me, it was as I can still feel it now 24 hours later. As pro rules have it, a fighter is allowed a maximum of 5 minutes to recover from a groin shot, of which I needed about 30 seconds. I was refused this and told that the bout was to be discontinued. Both Cortney and I were completely baffled as to why the fight was stopped at this stage, as we were clearly just getting started. Everyone else at PXC has been absolutely wonderful, and I wouldn’t hesitate to fight for them again, as long as they stop using this clearly incompetent referee. I have spoken to Cortney and her team about a rematch and I am confident it will happen in the future, but until then I’d just like to thank PXC for giving me the opportunity to come and fight in Guam and say sorry to everyone that believed in me for not bring home a better result.

It is my own belief that Helen will be seeking for the decision to be over turned into a No Contest bout, as I’m sure those of us who were watching the ‘Live’ link on Friday Morning, from 12 midday and managed to catch the whole fight and the aftermath of events that happened after will be in total agreement that  1) Helen was struck with an illegal Groin kick (knee to the Groin),  2) Sheer incompetence of the Referee in charge of that fight that day, who did not know what to do; he stopped and waived the fight off in the first instance, then he re-started it briefly, then he waved it off for good! – what signals does that give out as a highly respected person who has fighters lives on the line!