“No F*N Way This is Accidental” – Former WWE Star Not Happy With UFC Fighter’s Illegal Shot

Published 07/11/2020, 10:24 PM EDT
Jun 1, 2019; Stockholm, Sweden; Leonardo Santos (blue glove) attended to by medical staff durning the fight against Stevie Ray (red gloves) at Ericsson Globe. Mandatory Credit: Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports


While fans still wait for the main card of UFC 251, the undercard of the event had its own fireworks. Lightweight contenders, Roman Bogatov and Leonardo Santos, faced each other in a controversial performance. Although Roman Bogatov was potentially dictating the fight inside the octagon, the Russian lost his UFC debut for applying off-the-cuff tactics. After the performance, former WWE wrestler Hurricane Helms stated that there was “no f’n way this was accidental.

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Roman Bogatov and Leonardo Santos battled each other for three rounds. However, the contest halted midway after Bogatov landed a knee on Leonardo Santos while he (Santos) was still down. The move was costly for Bogatov, as judges deducted some valuable points from his side.

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Apart from that, umpteen fans and MMA veterans have already accused Roman Bogatov of applying multiple illegal shots throughout the fight.

While Roman Bogatov faces the first loss of his professional MMA career via unanimous decision, he might have to deal with internet criticisms too. Bogatov’s current MMA record stands at 10-1. Meanwhile, Leonardo Santos has extended his active UFC win-streak to 6-0 with his latest victory.

Hurricane Helms accuses Roman Bogatov of illegal shots

Although Roman Bogatov justified his in-octagon moves, Hurricane Helms is in no mood to believe him. Former WWE wrestler Hurricane Helms took to Twitter and posted a video clip of Roman Bogatov planting the illegal knee over Santos. In the caption, Hurricane Helms expressed that there’s no way the move is accidental.

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Apart from Hurricane Helms, Roman Bogatov has already tasted a considerable amount of heat from UFC fans all over the world on social media. Meanwhile, Leonardo Santos remains undefeated in UFC. After his recent win over Roman Bogatov, Santos now boasts an MMA record of 18 wins -4 losses- and 1 draw.

In the UFC, Leonardo Santos is 7-0-1. Currently, on a six-fight win streak, Santos may enter the lightweight title mix after this victory.

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Meanwhile, Roman Bogatov has lost his UFC debut. Undoubtedly, he would have to wait for some time until he gets the next call from the promotion.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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