5 UFC fights that were stopped too early (and 5 that went on too long)

Sergei Pavlovich's fight with Derrick Lewis may have been stopped too early

Within the UFC world, there are few more frustrating things to see for each the fighters and the fans alike than a clash that’s stopped on the fallacious time.

Over time we’ve seen UFC fights which have each been stopped too early and others which have appeared to go on for a lot too long, something that might be considered highly dangerous.

In fact, no referee contained in the octagon intends to get a call fallacious, but at the tip of the day, they’re only human, so errors are sure to occur.

With that in mind, listed below are five UFC bouts that were stopped too early and five that were stopped too late.

#5. Too Early: Derrick Lewis vs. Sergei Pavlovich – UFC 277
Some fans felt that referee Dan Miragliotta (middle) stopped the bout between Derrick Lewis (R) and Sergei Pavlovich (L) too soon

The newest entry on this list took place just last weekend at UFC 277 and saw former heavyweight title challenger Derrick Lewis controversially stopped by rising prospect Sergei Pavlovich in slightly below a minute.

The 2 big men were expected to trade bombs, with many fans giving Lewis the sting due to his thunderous punching power. Coming into the bout, ‘The Black Beast’ held the record for probably the most knockouts within the promotion’s history with 13.

Nevertheless, Pavlovich’s speed gave the impression to be a difficulty for Lewis immediately, and in an enormous exchange, the Russian tagged ‘The Black Beast’ with a right hand to the jaw. From there, he quickly followed with a mix that had Lewis hurt, sending him backpedalling.

Pavlovich quickly followed up with one other flurry, but while Lewis was clearly in trouble – tumbling to the bottom at one point – he quickly got back to his feet, meaning that when referee Dan Miragliotta stepped in, he gave the impression to be capable of continuous.

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Unsurprisingly after such a shocking performance, Guinee was not allowed to referee any further fights on the event, and afterwards, he got here under serious fire from each UFC President Dana White and veteran referee John McCarthy, who stated that “when your referee stands by unaware that a person’s arm has been dislocated, we’ve serious issues”.

Confirmed with officials that Al Guinee won’t be refereeing anymore fights tonight. #UFC263 twitter.com/shaunalshatti/…So, Al Guinee is an area AZ ref. He’s…not great. Attempting to be nice, but I’ve seen enough regional shows here to confidently say that. Yet by some means he all the time gets assignments when the large events come to town. As y’all just saw, perhaps not the very best idea. #UFC263So, Al Guinee is an area AZ ref. He’s…not great. Attempting to be nice, but I’ve seen enough regional shows here to confidently say that. Yet by some means he all the time gets assignments when the large events come to town. As y’all just saw, perhaps not the very best idea. #UFC263Confirmed with officials that Al Guinee won’t be refereeing anymore fights tonight. #UFC263 twitter.com/shaunalshatti/…

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