UFC Fighters Slam Ref Marc Goddard Over Alex Pereira’s Controversial TKO Win At UFC 295

Pereira's win at UFC 295 stirred up some controversy.

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UFC Fighters unleash fury on Marc Goddard after UFC 295.

Alex Pereira claimed the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 295 with a victory over Jiří Procházka, but it wasn’t without some controversy.

The title fight took place in New York City, with Pereira and Procházka vying for the vacant UFC light heavyweight belt left open by Jamahal Hill due to injury.

The first round was a back-and-forth affair, featuring Pereira’s aggressive low kicks and a significant takedown by Procházka. In the latter part of the round, Procházka controlled Pereira on the ground, but Pereira managed to get back on his feet just before the bell.

The second round saw Pereira land a left uppercut that dropped Procházka, who managed to stand up but faced a barrage of elbow strikes. Referee Marc Goddard intervened, judging Procházka as appearing limp, although Procházka vehemently protested the stoppage. UFC analysts Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier joined in, criticizing the decision as premature.

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See how UFC fighters reacted to the UFC 295 main event:

Pereira’s journey to the UFC light heavyweight title started with his divisional debut at UFC 291, where he secured a split decision victory against Jan Blachowicz upon moving to 205lbs full-time.

In an impressive feat, Pereira now holds two divisional titles, making him the ninth two-division world champion in UFC history, all within just 11 fights in MMA, following a successful career in Glory Kickboxing.

After clinching the light heavyweight title at UFC 295, Pereira wasted no time in calling out his longtime rival, Israel Adesanya, in a bid to bring stability and clarity to the light heavyweight division.

Published on November 12, 2023 at 9:14 am
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