Ion Cutelaba's controversial first-round UFC stoppage!

  • Magomed Ankalaev wins just 38 seconds into the first round against Ion Cutelaba, with the referee Kevin Macdonald stopping the bout while the latter continued to fight - to the crowd's displeasure.
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  • Aman Khan
    Aman Khan Vor 22 Stunden

    Why tf are they booing akalaev?? It ain’t his fault

  • Thomas Bell
    Thomas Bell Vor 7 Tage

    I don’t understand how anyone blames the ref here. Try fighting instead of play acting. It’s your own stupid fault.

  • Grant Mckenzie
    Grant Mckenzie Vor 12 Tage

    I’ve never seen a fight stopped in ufc when the fighter is still on their feet

  • Barnesy 213
    Barnesy 213 Vor 15 Tage

    Bullshit stoppage man

  • Adrian Bratescu
    Adrian Bratescu Vor 16 Tage

    Ankelaev or whatever his name is, "really" believed that he "hurt" ion, what is he a professional tag player:)) if that is so then gotta give it to ankelaev ion is "it" :)) shame on the fiGhter not only on the ref. Both should do their best to overturn decision and rematch because if it was me I would go mad to have my record tarnish with such a "loss"

  • Adrian Bratescu
    Adrian Bratescu Vor 16 Tage

    Forget about the ref...just forget...but how about ankelaev or whatever his name is? Lack of sportsmanship and fairplay. For him to call himself a professional fighter and say that he feels that he actually hurt ion:)) just shameful for the"winner". Shame mate shame:))

  • vanea 0046
    vanea 0046 Vor 20 Tage

    they have to fight again, it was intentionally stopped, maybe someone paid good money to the referee to win

  • Ro Fall
    Ro Fall Vor 20 Tage

    I could give a thousand reasons why the referee is wrong.
    He just needs to be removed from the sport

  • Young King
    Young King Vor 23 Tage

    Ref know that he is going to be tko

  • MUFC !!!!!
    MUFC !!!!! Vor 23 Tage

    They really need to bring a new rule in in case that happies again so the fight can just restart

  • jeyton
    jeyton Vor 24 Tage

    Just noticed something and I think that is why the ref stopped the fight, at 05:00 Cutalaba looks at the ref like a bit lost instead of looking at Ankalaev. I think that is why the ref intervened....

  • jeyton
    jeyton Vor 24 Tage

    For the safety of a fighter, I am the first one to give refs a pass for stopping a fight just a bit early but this guy stopped the fight a week early......! ;0)

  • S P
    S P Vor 24 Tage


  • S P
    S P Vor 24 Tage

    Ref - guys touch gloves - ref -stop the fight TGKO 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Rah Jah
    Rah Jah Vor 24 Tage

    I do believe the ref is wrong here, but he defo looked hella rocked even if he was faking which I think he was. No hate for the ref just a peak one

  • ardiente tatts
    ardiente tatts Vor 24 Tage

    That ref will be part of a betting scandal I bet

  • skarbanan
    skarbanan Vor 24 Tage

    Bisping u r so dump and blind

  • PaulPauliePabloPaolo
    PaulPauliePabloPaolo Vor 24 Tage

    This was ridiculous....refs need to stop this nurse maid stuff....he was playing trying to get the guy to think he was hurt to get him to step in and counter attack.

  • Roberto Robzy
    Roberto Robzy Vor 24 Tage

    I genuinely thort summones gum shield had come out

  • real4champions
    real4champions Vor 24 Tage

    Damn, guess his acting was to good for his own good

  • Roberto Robzy
    Roberto Robzy Vor 24 Tage

    The ref must have sumwhere to go

  • jack daniels
    jack daniels Vor 25 Tage

    He went from 'wobbled' to absolutely fine in a matter of milliseconds

  • Mixture Tv
    Mixture Tv Vor 25 Tage

    The defence from them kick was crazy, what a defence. Ref should have should have left it a little longer

  • James Shaw
    James Shaw Vor 25 Tage

    Doesn't this guy have a medical suspension now cause he was "knocked out"

  • Eddie Sasa
    Eddie Sasa Vor 25 Tage

    Ref messed up.

  • jetski Dex
    jetski Dex Vor 25 Tage

    Looks like the ref had pushy waiting for him at home 😂😭😂

  • jetski Dex
    jetski Dex Vor 25 Tage

    We need to petition a ban on this ref. How is he even allowed that position?

  • Jonny Hughes
    Jonny Hughes Vor 25 Tage

    This is a lesson that we can all learn from... If youre punch drunk that's a tko.

  • Primitiv252 Bulo
    Primitiv252 Bulo Vor 25 Tage

    kind of his fault for acting like he was hurt. Why was he wobbling like that lol

  • john blaney
    john blaney Vor 25 Tage

    He was still stood throwing. I would have "accidentally" hit that fired for sure ref.

  • Carl Bowers
    Carl Bowers Vor 25 Tage

    referees ruining ufc once again

  • Luke
    Luke Vor 25 Tage

    The ref should step on when the fighter is at the point where they're not intelligently defending themselves. Even though shots were landing he was defending himself.

  • N G
    N G Vor 25 Tage

    Same ref who screwed TJ smh

  • Marvin Price
    Marvin Price Vor 25 Tage

    Very bad decision

  • kurtis howard
    kurtis howard Vor 25 Tage

    Just watch the ref not the fighters🤪.Comedy sketch

  • Jason Longo
    Jason Longo Vor 25 Tage

    In slow motion it looks as though he's swaying quite precisely before successfully blocking shots. Maybe to put off his opponent. It looks a bit odd at a first glance but he was still throwing and blocking.

  • Silly Cybin
    Silly Cybin Vor 25 Tage

    He blocked them all... shame that

  • Eric Banana Man
    Eric Banana Man Vor 25 Tage

    Kung fu master tried to confuse his opponent

  • Nick Van Tinteren
    Nick Van Tinteren Vor 25 Tage

    To be fair the guy was staggering punching air like a concussed zombie, maybe looking like he's getting destroyed swinging at nothing wasn't an amazing game plan?

  • Blazed Ray
    Blazed Ray Vor 25 Tage

    Lesson learned never fake being hurt

  • Scott Mckeitch
    Scott Mckeitch Vor 25 Tage

    That’s what he gets for acting like a clown.

  • Maxim Tacu
    Maxim Tacu Vor 26 Tage

    Анкалаев.... 👎🏾👎🏾👎🏾👎🏾 не мог признать что рефери не прав

  • William Bradford Bishop

    How did he get that job.... Sheet ref

  • James Johnson
    James Johnson Vor 26 Tage

    The ref was looking to stop it at the whole of the end he kept stepping in almost getting elbows to the head, that was a bad stop

  • Jon Sheen
    Jon Sheen Vor 26 Tage

    Foreman wishes he had this guy vs Ali.

  • Tober Tobias
    Tober Tobias Vor 26 Tage



    Gotta love the Bisping, did a good job of defusing this situation.

  • Mikey f
    Mikey f Vor 26 Tage

    Guy blocked everything, no way this should have been stopped.

  • derpty dumb
    derpty dumb Vor 26 Tage

    Pat Berry and Cheick Kongo we’re allowed to continue and look how that fight ended. Let them fight!!!!

  • Jay Trader
    Jay Trader Vor 26 Tage

    Ref had $10,000 on the 1st round stoppage

  • MrMojo13ification
    MrMojo13ification Vor 26 Tage

    Damn this would of been a sweet fight

  • creepy crawler
    creepy crawler Vor 26 Tage

    Pathetic... how could the other guy even want to take the win..... sad act

  • BIAWolf
    BIAWolf Vor 26 Tage

    Theres a position waiting to be filled at McDonalds for that ref

  • Mr Commentator
    Mr Commentator Vor 26 Tage +1

    Ref ended his own career

  • MurryCoolz HD
    MurryCoolz HD Vor 26 Tage +1

    Kick that ref out lol

  • Aaryan Baig
    Aaryan Baig Vor 26 Tage

    Let’s be honest that was the most stupid game plan I’ve ever seen wtf

  • ab fan
    ab fan Vor 26 Tage

    Where in norfolk was this?? I live in norwich and never
    Knew this happened

  • kilpatrickfilms
    kilpatrickfilms Vor 26 Tage

    Drunken master style

  • Ray UK
    Ray UK Vor 26 Tage

    Can't blame the ref. His fake was too good

  • lee rogers
    lee rogers Vor 26 Tage +1

    0:14 Bisbing: “he’s out on his feet!!!”, quickly changes his mind 🤣

  • 7up ninja
    7up ninja Vor 26 Tage

    That was no rope a dope He was clean kicked and wobbled only matter of time before he was KO for a week!

  • Coby Hargy
    Coby Hargy Vor 26 Tage

    Typical refs... when will they learn and deffo should be a rematch!

  • Jordan Flyf
    Jordan Flyf Vor 26 Tage

    Someone teach this man to Referee.

  • D Barker
    D Barker Vor 26 Tage

    He was clearly pretending he was hurt drawing him on!

  • gaz gaffa
    gaz gaffa Vor 26 Tage

    That's the funniest ref I've seen

  • randumz randumz
    randumz randumz Vor 26 Tage

    how can he stop the fight when he’s fighting back
    .. shocking refereeing

  • O
    O Vor 26 Tage

    The man blocked every strike clearly not out on his feet

  • Mr Johno79
    Mr Johno79 Vor 26 Tage

    Bad stop these idiot referees need sacking. Spoiling the sport.

  • Dr. Fabritzio Van mong

    He should ref tiddlywinks the muppet

  • mr French
    mr French Vor 26 Tage

    Bad bad stoppage.

  • truthfilter
    truthfilter Vor 27 Tage

    why can't they give 10 counts just like in boxing

  • Ash Thompson
    Ash Thompson Vor 27 Tage

    He should be on streetbeefs

  • TheDuda
    TheDuda Vor 27 Tage +1

    HORRIBLE stoppage, that ref should be fired ASAP

  • Darrel S
    Darrel S Vor 27 Tage

    Just watch the ref in the intro. His poor judgement makes him hesitate to step in about 20 times, even though there's no reason to protect a fighter unless they are unable to defend or KO'd. His misjudgement meant he couldn't accept what his eyes saw and waited for the 'right' moment to stop the fight having already convinced himself no other outcome could exist. The fact that he made the call means this ref should be sacked and shouldn't be near any future events, he was scared just being near the guys. We need less emotional referee's for important fights. I'd have found it hard not to crack the ref though, all that wasted time and effort because he can't stomach it.

  • ShugoBear
    ShugoBear Vor 27 Tage

    I hope that ref never enters a octagon ever again

  • Ray c
    Ray c Vor 27 Tage

    He was playing into it maybe trying to get his opponent to commit ?

  • Sergio Soares
    Sergio Soares Vor 27 Tage

    In my opinion, the ref did well.
    Most of the spectators booing, attending the event to see blood. In the end, when fighters develop brain injuries, only they know what a long hard road is ahead.
    This is a sport, treat it as such and protect the fighters until the next fight.
    Peace and love.

  • Red Beard
    Red Beard Vor 27 Tage

    Cutelaba deserves an oscar....

  • Tahmoor Ali
    Tahmoor Ali Vor 27 Tage

    What a dumb ref

    NG HEADSHOTZ Vor 27 Tage

    Still defending and throwing back his wobbles was a false sense so his opposition would close in