The day a drop of glue ended a MMA fight in Brazil

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Carlos Alberto Lobo with his right eye glued shut. Photo: Ana Hissa/

A little setback marked the second fight of WOCS 25, held on April 12, in the gymnasium of AABB, in Rio. The fight between Carlos Alberto Lobo and Marcos Nenê was stopped between the second and third round because of an accident with the sticker pasted in the cage of the event. With that, the fight was declared “no contest” but shortly thereafter, representatives of the athletic commission set Lobo’s victory. Confused? GRACIEMAG explains:

The battle was going on normally in the first two rounds, with a clear advantage of Carlos Lobo over Nene. Lobo, with a bit different standing posture, good takedowns and ground domain, led the combat to a victory by points. During the break, the organizers noted that one of the advertisements pasted on top of the cage was loosening. In order to repair the sticker, a member of staff applied plastic superglue on it but, unfortunately, a drop of superglue fell in the eye of Carlos Lobo, who was sitting just below the sticker, receiving instructions from the corner.

Once the superglue fell in his eye, the athlete, thinking it was vaseline, rubbed his hand to remove it, and it glued his eyelids, preventing the athlete to open his right eye. The doctors entered the cage, and tried everything to repair the accident, trying even to cut part of Lobo’s eyelashes. Without any success, the fight was stopped, and then came the controversy.

With the end of the fight, the result was announced as “no contest”, due to medical interruption.
But soon after, the corner of Lobo objected saying that he had been superior during most of the fight. To order differences of opinion, Osiris Maia, coordinator of arbitration of Brazilian Confederation of MMA, declared that two rounds had already been presented to the referees claiming that the victory of the battle was decided with Lobo as the winner of the fight.

Among arguments,

injuries and controversies, the victory of Carlos Alberto Lobo in WOCS 25 had an unusual protagonist. And about the winning athlete, the glue was removed from his eye hours later and he is fine.

Check out the results of the event:

AABB Gymnasium, Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro
April 12, 2013

Francimar Bodão submitted Simão Melo with a rear naked choke in round two
Aloísio Dado beat Julio Cesar Merenda by split decision
Wendell Negão beat Alex Cowboy by unanimous decision
Lucas Bob Esponja beat Jadison Tita by unanimous decision
Bruno Camargo submitted Eliandro PQD with a rear naked choke in round two
Armando Sapinho submitted Roldofo de Souza with na armbar in round one
Luiz Gugu beat Sergio Souza by unanimous decision

Carlos Alberto Lobo beat Marcos Nenê by medical interruption
Onofre Lima beat Vitor Oristanio by TKO in round one

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