Twitter Rips Referee Mario Yamasaki After UFC Oklahoma City Main Event Stoppage

The UFC Fight Night 112 main event ended in controversy on Saturday when referee Mario Yamasaki stepped in and prematurely stopped the lightweight bout between Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee.

Lee was working to finish a rear-naked choke and Chiesa was initially fighting the submission attempt. He stopped fighting the choke, but did not tap or go unconscious. Yamasaki stopped the fight anyway, and social media exploded with reactions.

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