LAS VEGAS – Referee Marc Goddard believes he handled Alex Pereira ’s stoppage of Israel Adesanya perfectly fine. Pereira (7-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) rallied to claim the middleweight title with a standing TKO of Adesanya (23-2 MMA, 12-2 UFC) in the fifth round at UFC 281, where he had Adesanya badly hurt against the cage. Adesanya immediately protested the stoppage and has continued to since then , but Goddard stands by his call. “I feel very good,” Goddard told MMA Junkie on the World MMA Awards red carpet

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Marc Goddard stands by Alex Pereira-Israel Adesanya stoppage: ’11 times out of 10 wouldn’t change a thing’ – MMA Junkie

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