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| | Mazzagatti to referee Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar, Adelaide Byrd listed as one judge
Mazzagatti to referee Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar, Adelaide Byrd listed as one of the judges Steve Mazzagatti to referee Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar, Adelaide Byrd listed as one of the judges - Bloody Elbow
MMA Junkie named the referee and the judges: |
During a meeting Tuesday in Las Vegas, the Nevada State Athletic Commission tapped veteran referee Steve Mazzagatti to officiate UFC 156's main event.
Additionally, the commission named Adelaide Byrd, Jeff Collins and Junichiro Kamijo to judge the featherweight title fight.
The Adelaide Byrd assignment is puzzling. It makes you root for a stoppage regardless of who wins. Not even one month ago from today she scored Melvin Guillard vs. Jamie Varner 30-27 for Guillard. She has a history of unspeakably bad scorecards in both MMA and boxing. If we only stick with MMA, Byrd scored Jake Ellenberger vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha 30-27 for Rocha, and gave Leonard Garcia the first fight against Nam Phan. And now the Nevada State Athletic Commission sees it perfectly acceptable to give her not just a title fight, but a title fight featuring Frankie Edgar, and we all know that when his fights go the distance there is no controversy at all.
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