Germaine de Randamie got the job done in only 16 seconds, but not without some controversy. After catching Aspen Ladd with a hard right hand in the opening seconds of UFC Sacramento’s main event, Herb Dean waved the fight off shortly after the knockdown, while Ladd seemed to be recovering from the shot. On Twitter, pro fighters did not agree with the stoppage.
Interesting turn of events here in Sacramento
— Luis Antonio Pena (@violentbobross) July 14, 2019
Just the way aspen was walking up I knew she was gonna get caught
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) July 14, 2019
I don’t like that stoppage.
— Yves Edwards (@thugjitsumaster) July 14, 2019
Talk about early stoppage! Herb shoulda not stopped that fight. We are fighters, gotta give them the chance to fight thru it!
— Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) July 14, 2019
Wtf? Can we just get rid of the refs and actually let the fighters I don’t know… fight!? #UFCSacramento
— Mike Pierce (@MikePierce170) July 14, 2019
— Matt “The Mangler” Bessette (@ManglerUFC) July 14, 2019
Man, a couple questionable stoppages tonight. Results would have likely been the same. But, still a bit early on the stoppage. Take nothing away from the victors and those beautifully placed shots. But let them finish the job so there’s no question about it! #UFCSacramento
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) July 14, 2019