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Canadian Kyle Nelson fights for a controversial draw on UFC Fight Night card

LAS VEGAS –

Canadian featherweight Kyle (Monster) Nelson took on (Korean Superman) Doo-ho Choi for a controversial majority draw early Sunday on the UFC Fight Night card.

Choi, the most popular boxer despite having to miss 1,141 days due to injury and his mandatory military service in Korea, would have won if he hadn’t scored a point in the round. third for a headbutt.

UFC President Dana White said he “absolutely” thinks the point deduction is wrong.

White later said: “I thought it was crazy and cost him the fight. “I paid (Choi) his (bonus) winnings. He won that match.. Sometimes the refereeing or the evaluation is not perfect.

“I feel like that kid was robbed on that ridiculous call,” he added.

Choi had a 50-20 advantage in all-important hits, including a 23-3 score in the decisive third round. Nelson made 5 of the 10 kills in the match and had a total control time of 5 minutes 34 seconds, compared to Choi’s 3:58.



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