Darren Stewart left Brazil a proud man after keeping an undefeated record in tact and earning his first win in the UFC.
However, earlier today, The Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA) today released a statement saying the light heavyweight bout between Stewart and Brazilian opponent Francimar Barroso has been changed from a TKO win for Stewart to a no-contest.
Barroso appealed the loss to the commission following the conclusion of the contest.
During a blitz in the fight, Stewart’s head accidently collided with Barroso who immediately covered his face in pain, Stewart saw an opportunity and pounced, earning a quick TKO win.
CABMMA, have released the following statement (read here via MMAJunkie).
The commission states that the referee should have given Stewart a warning for the headbutt, even if unintentional; and that the incident directly led to the outcome of the fight, therefore, a no-contest verdict was reached.
UFC Fight Night 100 was held on November 19, 2016, at Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil