After Petr Yan lost his title last weekend by hitting Aljamain Sterling with a devastating knee while Sterling was grounded, most imagined fighters would be extra careful with their knees in the following weeks, particularly the following week at UFC Vegas 21.
Well, apparently no one told Eryk Anders that.
In the first round of his bout opposite Darren Stewart, Anders was getting close to a knockout victory before landing a knee to a grounded Stewart against the cage.
The doctor stepped in and ended the fight, but instead of a DQ verdict like last week that would have seen Stewart awarded the win, the bout was called a No Contest. According to UFC officials, this was due to the illegal strike occurring in the first round, as well as Anders’ knee being deemed unintentional.
We will see if these fighters run it back, as is typically fashion with no contest bouts.
Of course, things got worse in our main event, where another no contest occurred after an eye poke from Leon Edwards.