Pavlovich harm Lewis with a proper hand adopted by an uppercut. Lewis retreated however Pavlovich stored the stress on touchdown extra punches. Lewis fell to the canvas however instantly obtained again to his toes. Whereas he was standing, referee Dan Miragliotta stopped the struggle.
American Airways Heart erupted in boos following the stoppage. A kind of that believed the bout was stopped prematurely was UFC President Dana White.
“I feel it was too quickly, however to be honest, Miragliotta is a good ref,” White stated. “The best way that he (Lewis) fell, in all probability 9 out of ten of the folks on this room would have jumped on him and stopped the struggle, together with me.”
“I just like the ref, however I wouldn’t debate that that was an early stoppage. It was undoubtedly an early stoppage. If you leap proper again up like that, and also you’re able to go. Pay attention, he was a bit rocked, however no extra rocked than Julianna (Peña) was three or 4 instances throughout the struggle and he or she fought 5 rounds.
“Miragliotta made a mistake. It occurs. I don’t assume it diminishes Derrick Lewis in any respect. I’d have preferred to have seen that struggle go on.”