Following in theme with our last article about late stoppages, this article is all about the early stoppages. Sometimes, for some reason, refs think that a fighter is out, has tapped, or has been knocked out, and they stop the fight. Unfortunately, that is sometimes not the case, and the fans and fighters are robbed of a full fight. It does not happen too often, but when it does, most people never forget.

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#10 Ben Rothwell vs. Cain Velasquez: Steve Mazzagatti

Watching the clip it is obvious that Rothwell is absorbing punches without defending them, but the problem is he is standing back up. Plus, Velasquez’s punches could not have had too much power on them since he did not have the room to generate a full swing.