Baby Slice fight at Bellator 232 ruled a no-contest; Lima and Daley win, Newell loses split decisionby Brian Woodman Jr. on 11/02/19
Michael Mazzulli, director of the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation, stated in a correspondence that a 160-pound bout between Kevin Ferguson (AKA Baby Slice) and Craig Campbell during Bellator 232 on October 26 has been ruled a no-contest due to repeated illegal blows – officials originally ruled it a TKO at 0:38 in the first round.. The Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville hosted the event on Saturday evening, October 26 as part of a double header – the venue hosted Bellator 231 that Friday.
Mazzulli stated in a correspondence with Scott Coker of Bellator that after reviewing a tape of the fight, the department determined that the injury that stopped the bout was the result of an accidental foul. He cited elbows to the back of the head as the foul, adding that the bout was ruled a no contest because it was stopped in the first round.
“Please note that this should not shed a negative light on Mr. Ferguson,” said Mazzulli. “In no way do we believe Mr. Ferguson intended to foul his opponent and, as such, we have ruled the foul as accidental.”
During the main event for the Saturday event, Douglas Lima (32-7) earned an unanimous decision over Rory Macdonald (21-6-1), snagging the welterweight title and avenging a previous loss to his opponent. Two judges scored the fight 50-45 and one scored it 49-46 for the bout, which marked the final for Bellator’s Welterweight World Grand Prix.
During the co-main event, Paul Daley (42-17-2) punched his way to a TKO victory over Saad Awad (23-13). The 175-pound fight ended at 1:30 in the second round.
Connecticut favorite Nick Newell (16-3) dropped a split decision to Many Muro (11-6) during a 160-pound bout. Two judges scored it 29-28 and one scored it 27-29.
Patrick Mix (12-0) submitted Isiah Chapman (9-4) with a knee bar at 3:49 in the first round of a bantamweight bout.
Connecticut fighter Johnny Lopez (12-4) earned an unanimous decision over Dan Cormier (8-10) on the preliminary card. Two judges scored the fight 30-27 and one scored it 29-28.
Another Connecticut fighter, Marcus Surin (6-2), lost to Devin Powell (10-4) due to technical submission by mounted guillotine at 5:00 in the second round.
Ryan Hardy (1-1) submitted Demetrios Plaza (1-1) by rear naked choke at 3:03 in the third round.
Lance Gibson Jr. (3-0) earned a KO victory by punches over Dominic Jones (2-2) at 1:58 in the first round.
Jornel Lugo (3-0) earned an unanimous decision over John Douma (4-2). Two judges scored in 30-27 and one scored it 30-26.
Zarrakh Adashey (3-1) defeated Tevin Dyce (3-2) by TKO due to strikes at 1:39 in the second round.