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An illegal knee to the head almost ended Tim Elliott's night early. However, for his transgression against the rules, Jared Papazian was not docked a point.
An illegal move that nearly incapacitates a fighter deserves to be penalized and punishments for infractions against the rules need to be consistent between different officials and athletic commissions.
Also, in the Colton Smith-Mike Ricci fight, Steve Mazzagatti failed to recognize an obvious low blow, refusing to pause the action even when both fighters acknowledged that the low blow occurred.
There needs to be some kind of consistent referee training and procedures for dealing with rule breaking, or things like this are going to continue to happen, blighting the sport.
Edit: After official scorecards were released, it appears that Papazian was, in fact, docked a point for his illegal knee, despite the fact that the official didn't alert anyone to this fact during the fight.