A referee error from Mario Yamasaki brought an end to a grudge match between Kevin Lee and Michael Chiesa at the 4:37 mark of the opening round at UFC Fight Night 112.
Lee (16-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) had sunk in a rear-naked choke and was on the precipice of choking Chiesa (14-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) unconscious, leading Yamasaki to step in and wave off the bout. The only problem was, Chiesa didn’t go out, and he didn’t tap.
The lightweight bout was the main event of today’s UFC Fight Night 112 event at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. It aired on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.
Up-to-the-minute UFC Fight Night 112 results include:
- Kevin Lee def. Michael Chiesa via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:37
- Tim Boetsch def. Johny Hendricks via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 0:46
- Felice Herrig def. Justine Kish via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)
- Dominick Reyes def. Joachim Christensen via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:29
- Tim Means def. Alex Garcia via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Dennis Siver def. B.J. Penn via majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-27)
- Clay Guida def. Erik Koch via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-26, 30-27)
- Marvin Vettori def. Vitor Miranda via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Carla Esparza def. Maryna Moroz via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Darrell Horcher def. Devin Powell via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Jared Gordon def. Michel Quinones via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:24
- Tony Martin def. Johnny Case via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Jeremy Kimball def Josh Stansbury via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:21
For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 112, check out the UFC Events section of the site.
(MMAjunkie’s John Morgan contributed to this report on site in Oklahoma City.)