VIDEO: Herb Dean Warns Marcos Rogerio De Lima After He Lands an Illegal Punch at UFC Fight Night

Published 05/08/2021, 10:44 PM EDT


At UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Waterson, MMA fans witnessed an intriguing heavyweight clash between Maurice Greene vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima. This heated clash required the referee Herb Dean to step in to warn both the fighters.

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Herb Dean is one of the most respected referees in the UFC. Even the UFC President Dana White has said pleasant things about him. Dean is a referee who allows nothing besides a fair fight. He doesn’t like when any fighters break the rules.

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Both the fighters, Greene and De Lima, had a dog fight inside the octagon. That led them both to break a few MMA rules. Greene had his hands over the eye of de Lima that led to some eye pokes. Also, De Lima threw a punch after the bell rang to signal the end of the second round.

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Those incidents forced Dean to straighten things up with both the fighters after the second round ended. 

 

Marcos Rogerio de Lima wins the fight at UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs Waterson

Marcos Rogerio de Lima wanted to make a huge comeback after his opening round submission setback in his last outing. ‘Pezao’ lost to Alexandr Romanov at UFC Fight Night: Thiago Santos vs. Glover Teixeira. 

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In pursuit of a win, ‘Pezao’ dominated Greene throughout the fight. He took the bout to the ground and controlled everything. From the first round to the last round, it was all De Lima. Hence, he secured a unanimous decision victory over Greene and made a magnificent comeback.

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The triumph will help him move up in rankings. It also means the next time ‘Pezao’ steps inside the octagon, it will be against a more tough opponent. Meanwhile, Greene will have to go back to the drawing board and find a way to arrest his two-fight skid.

What did you make of the fight? Did the incidents in it mar proceedings?

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Arman Khan is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He began following combat sports when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor competed in 'The Money Fight' in 2017. 'The Notorious' attracted Arman to the UFC and he became an ardent fan of professional fighting as he could draw parallels with the action from his combat sports experience and break down techniques such as striking and striking defense lucidly for the casual fans.

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