After last weekend’s controversial stoppage decision, by referee, Eduardo Herdy at UFC Fight Night 62 in Rio de Janeiro where Herdy had decided to stop the action whilst Drew Dober was actively fighting his way out of an attempted guillotine choke by Leandro Silva, it has emerged now that the Brazilian Athletic commission have overturned the original decision of a win to Silva and made the fight, rightly so to a NO CONTEST bout.
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’.
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!
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 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
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
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
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
No. 14-ranked welterweight Ryan LaFlare is facing No. 7-ranked Demian Maia in his home country of Brazil in the main event of Fight Night Rio. Hear LaFlare’s thoughts on his opponent, Brazilian fans, and more.
UFC Fight Night Rio de Janeiro takes place on Saturday, March, 21st.
Demian Maia is used to playing the spoiler role for up-and-coming fighters looking to use him as a springboard to the next level. Maia talks about his opponent Ryan LaFlare and more ahead of his main event bout at Fight Night Rio, Saturday, March 21st.
Fight Night Rio main event fighter Ryan LaFlare went 1-on-1 with UFC correspondent Megan Olivi ahead of his welterweight bout against Demian Maia. He talks about not being the fan favorite in Brazil and what he needs to do to beat Maia.
UFC Fight Night Rio de Janeiro is on Saturday, March, 21st.