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Journey Newson’s 38-second knockout at UFC 247 has been wiped from the record books. According to records obtained by MMA Fighting from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, Newson’s victory over Domingo Pilarte has been overturned to a no-decision. ESPN initially reported the news on Wednesday. While the Texas commission could not reveal details behind the change in decision, Newson’s manager Jason House of Iridium Sports Agency later confirmed to MMA Fighting that the...

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At UFC 247, Journey Newson added another win to his record – but it’s since been taken away. UFC 247 took place Saturday, Feb. 8 at Toyota Center in Houston. According to a document posted by the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration, Newson’s first-round knockout of Domingo Pilarte has been overturned to a “no decision,” also referred to as a “no contest” by some commissions. While no reasoning was listed in the official documentation,...

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LAS VEGAS – Despite his fine work behind the scenes, Eric Nisick hasn’t been one to chase the spotlight. However, at UFC 247, Nicksick found himself in the national spotlight. Cornering UFC featherweight contender Dan Ige against Mirsad Bektic, Xtreme Couture frontman Nicksick gave a fiery speech in between rounds. The dialogue caught many viewers’ attention. “Hey, five (expletive) minutes out of you,” Nicksick told Ige after giving technical advice. “Five (expletive) minutes out of...

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Two weeks ago at UFC 247 in Houston, one of the main talking points after the card finished was the number of controversial judges’ decisions that were rendered. Now it turns out the. controversy may be only just beginning. Among the controversial scorecards rendered on the night was a 29-28 decision from judge Joe Soliz in favor of Trevin Giles over James Krause. At first glance that scorecard is defensible; however, Soliz scored the first...

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The Texas commission is standing by a judge at the center of controversy after UFC 247. Joe Solis, who gave UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones a 49-46 score over Dominick Reyes in the pay-per-view event’s headliner, will continue to serve as an official, per the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. UFC commentator Joe Rogan called Solis’ scorecard “insane” and blasted MMA officials, calling for fighters, commentators and journalists to design a new and...

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The UFC 247 prelims on ESPN did a strong 1,491,000 viewers, a figure at the high end historically, although there should be an asterisk by this one. The show, scheduled for an 8 p.m. start, didn’t actually begin until 8:52 p.m. due to the Duke vs. North Carolina basketball game going into overtime. But the big lead-in from the game, which did 2,674,000 viewers, strongly boosted what remained for UFC’s two-hour slot. The first fight...