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Daniel Cormier and Francis Ngannou have criticized the decision to finish Derrick Lewis and Sergei Pavlovich early

‘That was a bad stoppage’: UFC stars Daniel Cormier and Francis Ngannou criticize Derrick Lewis’ decision to end his fight with Sergei Pavlovich … An angry Dallas crowd booed the Russian.

  • Sergei Pavlovich scored the biggest win of his career after defeating Derrick Lewis
  • The fight ended 55 seconds after the Russian landed a flurry of punches
  • Derrick protested the decision and the fans showed their frustration by booing
  • Current UFC stars and fans took to social media to criticize the referee’s decision

Sergei Pavlovich scored the biggest win of his career after defeating Derrick Lewis on Saturday, but the way the fight ended has been heavily criticized.

The Russian heavyweight was declared victorious less than a minute into the fight after he caught Lewis with a punch, leaving his opponent on his back.

Lewis got up almost immediately but referee Dan Miragliotta waved the fight off to hand Pavlovich the 16th victory of his UFC career, prompting protests from the former.

Sergei Pavlovich scored the biggest win of his career after defeating Derrick Lewis

However, on replay, it’s unclear how many punches Pavolvich threw, which reverberated around the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

A number of current and former UFC fighters took to social media to express their frustration with the referee’s decision.

Former heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier tweeted: ‘This was a bad stop!!!!’

Current heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou echoed those sentiments when he posted, “It’s definitely an early break.”

The Russian fighter was booed by fans, frustrated by the referee's decision

The Russian fighter was booed by fans, frustrated by the referee’s decision

Numerous UFC stars and fans took to social media to express their frustration with the result

Numerous UFC stars and fans took to social media to express their frustration with the outcome

Meanwhile, bantamweight fighter Merab Dvalishvili said: “Early stoppage!!! The fighter should be given a chance to get back into the fight.’

Fans also took to social media to vent their frustration. One said: “I would say I can understand why the ref thought to stop him for the face down, but based on Lewis’s immediate reaction it was a poor stop.

A second fan tweeted: “Whoever was the referee for Lewis/Pavlovich should be ref’d on the regional stage tomorrow. DISGUSTING stoppage’.

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Daniel Cormier and Francis Ngannou have criticized the decision to finish Derrick Lewis and Sergei Pavlovich early

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