Instant replay was used to correctly award Derek Anderson with a knockout win at Bellator 251 after initially appearing as a disqualification.
Anderson was initially disqualified after landing what appeared to be a head kick to a grounded opponent on Thursday night. A replay of the footage revealed that his opponent, Killys Mota, had his knees just off the ground when the kick landed. Referee Mike Beltran initially deemed the strike illegal before officially reversing his decision.
---- @DerekBarbaric comes away with the W tonight via this headkick!— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) November 6, 2020
What are your thoughts on this KO?--#Bellator251 pic.twitter.com/mZObUklgIB
Mota was stretchered out of the cage after absorbing the legal blow. After reviewing the footage, it seems Anderson's toes caught Mota on the chin. He was conscious when the referee intervened.
A stretcher is being brought out for Killys Mota after absorbing an illegal kick from Derek Anderson #Bellator251 pic.twitter.com/qADnE7ntcE— Nolan King (@mma_kings) November 6, 2020
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