Video: What could’ve happened differently in Noche UFC premature stoppage?

The Noche UFC preliminary fight between Edgar Chairez and Daniel Lacerda came to an unfortunate conclusion when referee Chris Tognoni stepped in too soon.

Chairez had Lacerda locked in what appeared to be a tight standing guillotine choke up against the cage. Tognoni took a close look at Lacerda once and let the fight continue before Lacerda’s arm appeared to go limp. At that point, Tognoni didn’t check the arm and stopped the fight, and when that happened, Lacerda immediately protested. After replay review by Nevada Athletic Commission officials cageside, the result of a submission win for Chairez was overturned to a no contest.

In your opinion, was this handled correctly? Our “Spinning Back Clique” panel of Mike Bohn, Farah Hannoun and Brian “Goze” Garcia answered that with host “Gorgeous” George Garcia.

Watch their discussion in the video above, and don’t miss this week’s full episode below on YouTube or in podcast form.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie