Glove touch controversy in WMMA knockout

March 18, 2012


On Friday night Cage Warriors commenced their 125 ladies tournament with an opening bout between German Shiela Gaff and Chute Boxe product Jennifer Maia at Fight Night 4, in Dubai.

Gaff streamrolled her opponent but much has been made of the start regarding some confusion over a glove touch.

Going entirely by the letter of the law, both fighters are under instruction to protect themselves from the second that the referee signals the start of the bout.

The winner of Aisling Daly vs. Rosi Sexton will need to construct a water tight battle plan to avoid the onslaught of the German tank.

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Cage Warriors Fight Night 4
World Trade Centre, Dubai
Friday 16 March 2012

Mike Hayes def. Andreas Kraniotakes via submission (kimura) – Round 3, 4:21 – for vacant Cage Warriors heavyweight title
Assan Njie def. Stevie Ray via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 2:29
Lucio Linhares defeats Kyle Baker by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Sheila Gaff def. Jennifer Maia via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:10
Phil Harris def. Casey Dyer via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Mansour Barnaoui def. Brad Wheeler via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 4:26
Bradley Scott def. Mok Rahman via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 2:45 of Round 3
Cyril Asker def. Adam Brearley by TKO (strikes) after 4:30 of Round 1