'Mighty Mouse' survives early scare to beat Tim Elliott for 9th straight title defense

When Matta Serra knocked out Georges St-Pierre to win the welterweight title after earning the shot on "The Ultimate Fighter" season 4 it was called the biggest upset in UFC history.Following a run through a 16-man flyweight tournament, Tim Elliott nearly duplicated that performance while facing the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport, Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson.It all...
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December 04, 2016

Daniel Cormier objects but Herb Dean will referee UFC 197 main event

Referee Herb Dean will be the third man in the Octagon when Daniel Cormier meets Jon Jones for the second time in the main event at UFC 197 on April 23 in Las Vegas.Dean received the appointment on Wednesday from the Nevada State Athletic Commission despite concerns raised by Cormier during the meeting.Dean was the referee in the first fight between Jones and Cormier at UFC 182 and...
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March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Uriah Hall wins third straight, on a cut

Uriah Hall made quick work of short-notice opponent Ron Stallings Sunday night in Boston. The TUF finalist landed a right hand early in the first round that dropped Stallings to the mat, and opened up what would be a fight-ending cut. Early on, Hall missed with a couple of his signature spinning kick attacks. Soon, he countered with a right hand to the head, which dropped his last...
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jessica Eye wins by TKO after Leslie Smith's ear gets split open

MEXICO CITY -- Jessica Eye won by an ear. In a women's bantamweight contender bout, Eye defeated Leslie Smith by TKO (doctor's stoppage) at 1:30 of the second round due to a nasty cut on Smith's left ear. The fight aired on the FOX Sports 1 prelims of UFC 180 on Saturday night at Arena Ciudad de Mexico. Eye landed a hard straight hand to the ear in the first and it started gushing...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Ref receives praise despite inconsistencies

Being an MMA referee is one of the toughest jobs around. You’re one of only three people locked inside of a cage, yet nobody is there to see you. In fact, you’ve done your job if you’re able to remain invisible for most of the fight. Referees will never get the limelight for performing well. On the flipside, they get put under the microscope for making the wrong call. Herb...
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Herb Dean Losing a Step?

This past Saturday, UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey kept her unbeaten streak alive with a first round TKO of fellow Olympian Sara McMann at UFC 170. As usual, Twitter was abuzz following another successful and entertaining UFC pay-per-view. That typically means one of two things: either everyone was impressed and enjoyed the show, or they were upset about the...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 170 Ends In Another Questionable Call

By: Brandon Stubbs, Contributing Writer Another UFC pay per view ends in yet another questionable referee call. And just like UFC 169 earlier this month Herb Dean was involved. Stephen Thompson vs. Robert Whittaker Either man was name many UFC fans were familiar with going in to the bout, but were looking to change that a night end, both had striking a karate based style backgrounds...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana White Critical of Referee Herb Dean in Renan Barao’s TKO Over Urijah Faber

A thumbs up on Facebook means you “Like” something. In the real world, a thumbs up signifies your approval. Apparently, a thumbs up to referee Herb Dean in the middle of a mixed martial arts scrap means you want him to stop the assault. Out of the 12 bouts that took place Saturday at UFC 169, 10 of them went to uneventful decisions. One of the show’s two finishes was in the...
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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