Baby Slice, son of Kimbo, rains down fury upon Craig Campbell, countering the Oklahoman's takedown with a hailstorm of synapse-splitting elbows! The Bahamian American (4-2) ends it in 38 seconds and still has not left round two; all of his wins are first-rounders. #Bellator232 pic.twitter.com/JBAfrA40fa— Kyle Johnson (@VonPreux) October 27, 2019
Kevin Ferguson Jr.’s victory against Craig Campbell has been overturned to a no contest due to the use of illegal strikes.
“Baby Slice” stuffed a takedown against the fence early on in the bout before landing a barrage of elbows that knocked Campbell out 38 seconds into the contest. A few of the strikes appeared to land on the back of the head, while others — including one to the jaw that rendered Campbell unconscious — were legal. During the action, referee Bryan Miner did not indicate that any of the blows were illegal.
MTDAR president Mike Mazzulli sent a letter to Bellator president Scott Coker indicating that the commission used instant replay to change the result to a no contest.
”In the case of the above-referenced bout, upon review of the tape, we have determined that the injury that stopped the bout was the result of an accidental foul; elbows to the back of the head,” Mazzulli wrote. “Since the bout was stopped in the first round of a bout scheduled for three rounds, we have determined that the result of the bout must be changed to ‘no-contest.’”
Ferguson Jr., the son of the late Kimbo Slice, is now 3-2 with one no contest, with all of his bouts taking place under the Bellator banner. Bellator 232 took place on Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.