Bruce Buffer and Referee Mess Up on Live TV With Wrong UFC 297 Decision as Daniel Cormier Saves Face After Charles Jourdain Fight

Published 01/20/2024, 10:17 PM EST

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The fea͏therweight division has been acting up ͏recently, and the UFC 297 ͏bout between ͏Charle͏s Jourdain and Sean Woodson is a ͏prime example of the division’s growth. Jour͏dain and Woodson stand out as th͏e talles͏t fighters in the divis͏ion.

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The fight unfolded smoothly, with both fighters giving their all to try and take each other down. However, a rather unconventional incident occurred at the end of the third round when Bruce Buffer, while announcing the results, made a simple mistake that had Daniel Cormier step in. Let’s dive right in.

Bruce Buffer’s hilarious mishap at UFC 297

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Their bout was a toe-to-toe competition with both the fighters giving their best however there can be one winner and seems like Woodson’s reach has done its magic once again. The fighter boasts a massive 6″3 height which is already big, and his reach is one of the highest in the division. Woodson defeated Jourdain by a unanimous decision however at the official announcement, Bruce Buffer had a ‘Steve Harvey’ moment.

Much like Harvey, while announcing the winner of the bout, Buffer roared the name of ͏Charles Jourdain as the winner of the fight. However, the UFC officials quickly barged in to state that he was mistaken and that Woodson was the winner of the match. Woodson was leaving with a broken heart, but Daniel Cormier stopped him to state that he was the actual winner of the bout. Awkward indeed!

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After the confusion calmed down, Buffer announced Woodson’s name as the winner of the bout at the UFC 297 fight.

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Suryakant Das

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I'm Suryakant Das, an avid sports enthusiast from a family that cherishes the world of sports. I still vividly recall the day my father took me to watch Indian wrestling, sparking my fascination with the discipline and the aura of those warriors. Over time, my love for combat sports grew, and now, I'm a UFC writer at EssentiallySports.
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