Baby Slice and Craig Campbell kicked off the main card at Bellator 232, with Slice scoring a first round TKO victory. The victory was bathed in controversy as Slice appeared to have landed several illegal strikes to the back of the head of a downed Campbell, which was something John McCarthy pointed out while providing color commentary for the encounter.
However, a ruling has been made by the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation (MTDAR) to overturn the result of the bout to a no contest due to the illegal strikes landing by Slice on Campbell.
The MTDAR issued the following statement on the matter (via MMA Fighting):
”In the case of the above-referenced bout, upon review of the tape, we have determined that the injury that stopped the bout was the result of an accidental foul; elbows to the back of the head. Since the bout was stopped in the first round of a bout scheduled for three rounds, we have determined that the result of the bout must be changed to “no-contest.”
MMA Fighting says that Bellator MMA President Scott Coker was looking into the situation, while no statements have been issued by either Slice or Campbell.
There is no word at this time as to whether or a not a rematch will get booked or if the fighters will go their separate ways.