What's the story?
UFC Fight Night 139 referee called the fight in a situation that has since come into question regarding the legitimacy of the decision. Bobby Moffett won the fight at the end of the decision, although he would have wished for a different result.
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Coming into the fight on the back of three fights with big wins, Moffett was looking to make an impression in his UFC debut. He had already made quite the impression in Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series where he won via a submission. He entered the fight looking to improve his 13-3 fight record.
His opponent, Chas Skelly was no green fighter, but he came into the fight on the back of a loss where he had lost at UFC 211. His loss had come to Jason Knight, and he was hoping to recover his momentum in this fight.
The heart of the matter
The fight was equally matched, as Skelly dominated on the ground, while Moffett got a couple of good shots in.
Moffett managed to get a crucial takedown in the second round, which saw him get a D'Arce choke on Skelly. It looked like Skelly was unconscious for only a second, and referee Tim Mills called the fight.
Immediately Skelly got up and protested the decision, and the replay showed that although his arm flopped it looked like Skelly might have done it on purpose to gain an advantage. Unfortunately for him, even after looking through the replay numerous times, Mills did not change his decision, and instead the fight ended in a TKO in favour of Moffett in his debut fight.
Bobby Moffet's debut win will help him going forward, but he will be hoping for a better win to secure his debut.Published 11 Nov 2018, 09:13 IST