Ed Herman Registers a Controversial Comeback Victory Against Mike Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 10.
In a Light Heavyweight bout, Ed Herman and Mike Rodriguez squared off against each other at UFC Vegas 10. It was a 3-round fight, and went to the distance, where Rodriguez was successful in gaining the initial momentum, and was dominant throughout the fight. At the end of second round and also at the start of third, Rodriguez was all over Herman, and had trapped him in a position where a TKO victory was seemingly inevitable. However, what transpired afterwards can be perceived as another incident of misconception by the referee.
The match official Chris Tognoni might have stopped the match on a Number of occasions and he indeed did took a short pause when he mistook a knee strike for a groin kick by Rodriguez. Referee did not gave Rodriguez the victory up front and instead looked for a more comprehensive finish, which worked in favor of Ed Herman. In the closing stage of the match, Short Fuse made an incredible comeback, and turned the situation upside down. The 39-year-old locked Mike Rodriguez in a Kimura lock, and gave him no choice but to tap. The match ended at the 4:01 mark of Round 3.
— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) September 13, 2020
Watch What Happened in the match
Immediate Reaction after the Fight
The MMA community evidently observed what happened, and could not resist reacting.
Wow. Ed Herman with one of the most ridiculous turnarounds of all time. That submission was incredibly slick, but it should’ve never happened. Only in MMA. #UFCVegas10
— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) September 13, 2020
That was some cheese. Ref stopped action for Ed Herman, thought he got hit with a low blow, but and it wasn’t! Then Rodriquez loses by Kimura 😂😂#UFCVegas10
— Chris Smoove (@Chris_Smoove) September 13, 2020
I’ll be honest, I didn’t think Ed Herman, who made his UFC debut 14 years ago, would be on a three-fight UFC winning streak in 2020.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 13, 2020
Ed Herman’s Post Match Comments
Herman in the post match comments, addressed the issue and acknowledged the fact that he was struck down, but his experience pulled him through.
— UFC (@ufc) September 13, 2020
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