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Controversial Decision Ends Erik Perez-John Albert Fight

Erik Perez scored a submission victory in the one non-televised fight on The Ultimate Fighter: Live Finale Friday night. Perez was awarded the victory despite John Albert never submitting to his armbar.

Instead, referee Kim Winslow stopped the bout at the 4:18 mark after hearing Albert scream out. Albert claimed in the post-fight interview that he never submitted.

“No, I never submitted,” Albert said (thanks to for the quote). “I was trying to get out. I started to yell, and then the referee stopped it.”

Perez (11-4) also said he never heard Albert submit. The loss dropped Albert to 7-3 overall and 1-2 in the UFC.