A controversial win. UFC stars didn’t like Buday’s punch, they wanted disqualification – Martial Arts / MMA – Sports

He had a clear advantage from the beginning and finally ended the match in the third round. Slovak MMA fighter Martin Buday managed the UFC premiere.

He defeated the American Chris Barnett on points after a unanimous decision. However, the end of the heavyweight duel was accompanied by controversy.

Chief Arbiter Dan Miragliotta interrupted the match at 1:34 of the third round. The thirty-two-year-old native of Nitra hit the darling of the stands in an illegal manner.

Buday punched Barnett in the back of the neck, which the domestic fighter did not like. However, Miragliotta evaluated the blow as unintentional.

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The doctor no longer allowed the shaken Barnett to continue the fight, so Buday won unanimously in all three rounds 30-27.

UFC stars and MMA experts did not like this decision. From the slow-motion shots, they concluded that the Slovak had broken the rules.

“Clear intention,” heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou wrote on Twitter. “This was supposed to be a disqualification,” added Adam Martin of mymmanews.com.

Source: Pravda – Šport – Futbal – Hokej by sport.pravda.sk.

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