CABMMA Overturns Stewart’s Win
The result of the light heavyweight bout between Darren Stewart and Francimar Barroso at UFC Fight Night 100 in Sao Paulo this past Saturday has been overturned to a no contest by the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA). Stewart initially won the contest via technical knockout in the first round, but Barroso filed a complaint with CABMMA, claiming that his opponent landed an illegal headbutt while attempting a takedown. The referee did not notice the foul at the time, so the fight continued with Barroso clearly dazed from the headbutt.
The result was ultimately overturned because “the incident did have on effect on the outcome of the fight since it was part of what ended the fight.” CABMMA Chief Operating Officer Cristiano Sampaio stated.
Stewart, who was making his UFC debut, is 7-0 as a professional with one no contest. Barroso, meanwhile, is 18-5 and 3-2 in the UFC with one no contest.