NSAC appoints referees, judges for UFC 200 title fights
MANILA, Philippines – The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has named referees and judges for the 3 championship clashes that are scheduled for the UFC 200 pay-per-view event on July 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Veteran referee “Big” John McCarthy will be the third man inside the Octagon for the light heavyweight title rematch between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones.
McCarthy, who popularized the “Let’s get it on” catchphrase by delivering his trademark proclamation at the beginning of each bout, has presided over 1,500 matches worldwide since his debut in March 1994, and has officiated in numerous mixed martial arts organizations such as Invicta FC, Bellator, World Series of Fighting, Strikeforce, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Meanwhile, NSAC tasked Herb Dean to oversee the women’s bantamweight title tilt between Miesha Tate and Amanda Nunes.
Dean, a 45-year-old referee from Pasadena, California, has handled more than 3,500 bouts and has also worked in several promotions such as International Fight League, World Extreme Cagefighting and King of the Cage.
Derek Cleary, Sal D’Amato and Glenn Trowbridge will serve as cageside judges in the Cormier-Jones second encounter and the Tate-Nunes duel.
Marc Goddard was appointed to preside the interim UFC featherweight title match between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar, while Tony Weeks, Marcos Rosales and Junichiro Kamjo are tasked to score the fight. – Rappler.com