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Paul Buentello defeats Rameau Sokoudjou in a controversial stoppage

UFC veterans Rameau Sokoudjou and Paul Buentello fought in a heavyweight bout that served as the main event of Abu Dhabi Warriors 3 on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015.

Buentello (33-16) defeated Sokoudjou (16-13) via knockout at 3:21 of round 3.

Controversy has, however, followed the bout as a result of referee stoppage. The referee, Yuji Shimada, stood up Sokoudjou and allowed the fight to continue after the PRIDE, UFC and Bellator veteran was knocked down to the canvas where he laid unresponsive.

With this performance, Buentello picked up his first win following a loss to Myron Dennis back in March 2014. While Sokoudjou, obtained his first loss following his Bellator release back in June 2015.

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