Mazzagatti to ref UFC 156 main event, Adelaide Byrd to judge


UFC 156 on Feb. 2 in Las Vegas is headlined by a featherweight title fight, pitting champion Jose Aldo vs. former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar

During a meeting Tuesday in Las Vegas, the Nevada State Athletic Commission tapped veteran referee Steve Mazzagatti to officiate the main event.

Additionally, the commission named Adelaide Byrd, Jeff Collins and Junichiro Kamijo to judge.

Mazzagatti, who was chosen for the assignment over veteran referees Herb Dean and Yves Lavigne, will earn $1,200 for his work while judges Byrd, Collins and Kamijo will earn $950 each.

Despite being frequently maligned by UFC President Dana White, Mazzagatti has refereed dozens of high-profile bouts in Nevada.

Byrd most recently served as a judge at this past month's UFC 155, where her 30-27 score for Melvin Guillard over Jamie Varner drew the ire of many MMA observers.

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jaytrainwreck site profile image  

1/23/13 12:18 PM by jaytrainwreck

Maz is a solid ref, who has had some blunders, every ref has some, however Byrd is a whole different story. Byrd's decisions are a bane in not only MMA, but also boxing. Furthermore, the only way Byrd got this assignment is either mass incompetence or corrupt networking (Good Ol' Boy Network).

Cyril Jeff site profile image  

1/23/13 12:04 PM by Cyril Jeff

  those score cards might get wacky...    

guardbr8kr site profile image  

1/23/13 11:58 AM by guardbr8kr

Fuck you Keith Kizer and your corrupt position.

UGCTT_SidRival site profile image  

1/23/13 11:41 AM by UGCTT_SidRival


Vitor just bingo'd my buddy Bisping site profile image  

1/23/13 10:51 AM by Vitor just bingo'd my buddy Bisping

Keith Kizer, what an asshole

semtex0809 site profile image  

1/23/13 10:50 AM by semtex0809

* ko

semtex0809 site profile image  

1/23/13 10:48 AM by semtex0809

Frankie needs a lo or will get robbed

8flat site profile image  

1/23/13 8:46 AM by 8flat

Byrd judging MMA is like Rosie O'Donnell trying out for the ballet team.Fuck...i just ruined my brain with that mental image. Sorry.

BrokeFitch site profile image  

1/23/13 8:37 AM by BrokeFitch

i thought this is a joke when i read it yesterday on twitter!

flipmode site profile image  

1/23/13 7:41 AM by flipmode

Anybody know contact emails for any of these fucks?If so, please share.