PFL 3: MMA pros rally around Fabricio Werdum after tapping controversy

PFL 3: MMA pros rally around Fabricio Werdum after tapping controversy

PFL 3: Renan Ferriera earns controversial KO over Fabricio Werdum following possible tap (Video) by Thomas Albano
Pros handles the possibility of Renan Ferreira tapping out prior to his first-round surface of Fabricio Werdum at PFL 3
Renan Ferreira pulled off the greatest win of his profession in the primary occasion of PFL 3, handling to score a first-round submission of previous UFC heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum. The fight is now not without controversy, as instantaneous replays appeared to reveal Ferreira perhaps submitting right prior to landing the ending up strikes.

This significant Werdums first fight beyond the UFC considering that re-joining that promotion in 2012, having signed with the PFL as a free representative in November.
Werdum completed twice for the UFC in 2020 following a two-year layoff from a USADA suspension. Werdum dropped a split choice to Alexey Oleynik at UFC 249 but sent Alexander Gustafsson at UFC Fight Island 3
Prior to tonight, Ferreira last competed at LFA 74 in August 2019, submitting present UFC heavyweight Jared Vanderaa.
See how fellow MMA fighters responded to Fabricio Werdum controversially losing his PFL launching to Renan Ferreira at PFL 3.
After both guys came at one another with flying knees immediately, Werdum handled to grab a leg and score a takedown, entering into top position and not letting up.
Ferreira ultimately handled to reverse the position however not without getting caught in a triangle armbar and choke. It was here where Ferreira may have tapped on Werdums shoulder twice.
No submission was called. Rather, Ferreira managed to get out of the hold and land several serious shots to the head of Werdum before referee Keith Peterson stepped in.
See how Twitter reacted to the controversy in the PFL 3 centerpiece:

Looked like he tapped twice. Not the typical 3 taps to fake out your challenger. To be reasonable, didnt look like Verdum let off on the choke any bit since of it. Is still a tap at the end of the day.

That was simply a case of more youthful & & more powerful being a bit much better than older & & wiser.
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) May 7, 2021

Shit #PFL
— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) May 7, 2021

PFL 3 took place on Thursday, May 6, 2021, live from Atlantic City, NJ. Follow in addition to FanSided for all your live news and highlights.

Appeared like he tapped two times. Which is often called a “Brazilian tap.” Not the typical 3 taps to phony out your challenger. To be fair, didnt look like Verdum let off on the choke any bit since of it. However, is still a tap at the end of the day.
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) May 7, 2021

Now it appears as though Ferreira did a litttle half tap. guy Werdum gon na be pissed.
— Funky (@Benaskren) May 7, 2021.

Refs cant take cigarette breaks?.
— Brian BOOM Kelleher (@brianboom135) May 7, 2021.