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UFC 210 Video: Gegard Mousasi vs Chris Weidman highlights and controversial finish

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UFC 210 Video: Gegard Mousasi vs Chris Weidman highlights and controversial finish

The UFC 210 co-main event had a controversial ending.

It was shaping up to be an entertaining bout between middleweight contenders in Chris Weidman and Gegard Mousasi. Unfortunately, on the second round of their UFC 210 bout, controversy struck regarding the new rules for knees on the downed opponent.

Here’s a snippet from our live blog on the entire situation:

Round 2 – Mousasi came out with jabs. He stunned Weidman a bit and he’s throwing uppercuts. A knee! He’s bringing major pressure. Mousasi went for a takedown! Wow, didn’t see that coming. After they were reset in the center, Weidman got an immediate takedown. Mousasi landing elbows from the bottom. He’s trying to buck Weidman off but he can’t. Weidman moved to mount. Mousasi immediately gave up his back. Weidman with hooks. Mousasi rolled through, but Weidman rolled right back on top. Mousasi used the momentum to continue and get back to his feet. Mousasi cracked him and then threw knees on the ground. Weidman appeared to have both hands down on the second knee and it might have been illegal. Referee Dan Mirgliotta stepped in. Weidman is sitting against the cage and the doctor is looking at him. Mousasi won’t lose a point though. It was very, very close. Mirg asked someone to see the replay. And he says it’s legal now. So they’re restarting it with 3:13 left? I’m really not sure what is going on here. There is no replay in New York. This is so confusing. Now they’re calling the fight. Gegard Mousasi wins in one of the weirdest finishes I’ve ever seen. Apparently the doctors called the fight, even though Weidman was fine to continue.

Gegard Mousasi defeated Chris Weidman by TKO (doctor stoppage), 3:13 of round 2

After determining that the knees were legal, there was a moment of confusion, and they eventually still decided to stop the contest.


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