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UFC Fight Night 30 results: Melvin Guillard vs. Ross Pearson ruled no contest after 'accidental foul'

Let's try to make sense of this...

Al Bello

The co-main event of today's (Sat., Oct. 26, 2013) UFC Fight Night 30: "Machida vs. Munoz" event from the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England, featured a highly anticipated lightweight showcase pitting the always fun Melvin Guillard taking on the equally entertaining Ross Pearson.

The action came fast and furious right out of the gate with Pearson pushing forward despite the fact that Guillard was tagging him with hard shots. Then, it got really goofy.

The two got tangled up and while they were going to get back to their feet, Guillard threw a knee that landed hard and clean. He threw a second knee and at that point the referee pushed his way in. It appeared he was stopping the fight at first but after some confusion, it became clear he was calling out the fact that Guillard's second knee was illegal because Pearson was "playing the game" as it were by putting one hand on the ground.

Bruce Buffer would go on to announce that the bout was declared a no contest due to an accidental foul. Pearson did get a nasty cut on his forehead due to the knee.

Still, a sad ending to what looked like was going to be an entertaining bout.

For complete UFC Fight Night 30 results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here.

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