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UFC 100: Herb Dean to Ref Lesnar vs Mir 2, Steve Mazzagatti has St-Pierre vs Alves

June 16, 2009 by Nelo2.0 in News, UFC, UFC with 1 Comment


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It appears that the Nevada State Athletic Commission has appointed their officials for the two title fights that will be taking place at UFC 100 next month at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas when Herb Dean will be overseeing the main event Heavyweight title unification bout between Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir while Steve Mazzagatti will be watching over the Welterweight championship bout with Georges St-Pierre facing off against Thiago Alves in the co-main event.

On the Tuesday edition of “Good Sports” NSAC Executive Director, Keith Kizer has confirmed the referees expected to cover the two championship matchups.

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Dean is one of the best officials in a ring or cage outside of ‘Big’ John McCarthy, but Mazzagatti has been criticized heavily for his officiating by UFC President Dana White, but Kizer thinks otherwise.

“I don’t know why Steve’s got such a bad rap from Dana,” Kizer said. “All I can think of is Steve, as a fireman, he has paramedic training. I think compared to the other referees, he probably knows better if a guy is hurt or not.”

In addition to Dean and Mazzagatti being apart of the UFC 100 event, so will other veteran officials Yves Lavigne and Mario Yamasaki referee the other bouts on the card as well according to Kizer who also adds that Dean, Mazzagatti, Josh Rosenthal and Kim Winslow will be officiating the bouts for this Saturday night’s The Ultimate Fighter “United States vs United Kingdom” finale from the Palms Casino Resort which is also in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Original Source:  MMAjunkie.com

One Comment

  1. FujitaJun 16, 2009 at 8:59 pmReply

    mma refs are the worst out of any you can name,

    Pride knew how to ref a fight, but the ufc is in the dark ages in those terms

    the ufc is cursed I think, if there is a big fight you can bet that murphy’s law will happen.

    I’ve seen more fights end in an eye gouge or some type of freak of nature thing like a false stoppage where the fighters don’t even know if the match is still on. The ufc is so cursed like that I find.

    It’s like watching a drunk do brain surgery

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