Referee Under Investigation After EFC 88
A referee is under investigation after judging one of the fights at EFC 88.
Julio Plaatijies and Teboho Nene shared the octagon at EFC 88. In this flyweight bout, Plaatijies managed to earn victory via submission rear-naked choke. But, for Nene, the referee did not stop the fight on time.
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According to the MMA federation of South Africa, they are going to investigate the incident.
“The Various angle footage has been requested from EFC this morning by the Pro Regulatory Commission of the Federation because as with all fights that have an apparent contentious stoppage, both the fighters safety and the development of officials is of paramount importance in the sport of MMA,” they wrote in a statement.
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