Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez put on a stunning performance over the weekend. However, the fighter ultimately suffered a tough loss. Now a video from referee Marc Goddard’s controversial halt of the fight has made its way to the internet.
Eddie Alvarez faced off against Dustin Poirier in an exciting rematch on Saturday, July 28, for the main event of UFC on FOX 30 in Calgary, Canad. Alvarez landed an illegal downward elbow to Poirier’s head after getting the fighter to the ground in the second round.
Consequently, referee Marc Goddard momentarily halted the fight and stood the fighters up before resuming the contest. Poirier earned a TKO victory over the former champion shortly after.
Check out a video of Goddard’s controversial halt of the fight following the illegal blow up above.