ACA chief DQs Ali Bagov, Rashid Magomedov for boring fight (video)

The founder and leader of ACA just disqualified both fighters from a lightweight Grand Prix tournament bout for lack of action.

In a finish unprecedented in mixed martial arts, both fighters in a competition were disqualified by the promotion’s founder himself for being shy.

Before the start of the fifth round of the fight between Ali Bagov and Rashid Magomedov at ACA 141, Absolute Championship Akhmat (ACA) founder and boss Mairbek Khasiev entered the cage and declared the fight over.

Khasiev cited excessive passivity as the reason for disqualification of both fighters. Officially, the fight ends as a no-contest.

Mairbek Khasiev, founder and leader of the Absolute Championship Akhmat (ACA), disqualified both participants of a fight because they were too boring

Before the start of the fifth round, both Bagov and Magomedov were placed in the middle of the cage next to the referee.

Khasiev can then be seen in the short, roughly 20-second video, dismissing the fight himself before the referee does the same and both fighters shake hands.

The fight was a semi-final in the ACA Lightweight Grand Prix, with the winner set to meet Artem Reznikov in the tournament finals.

What that means for the Grand Prix is ​​not yet known.

A longtime ACA veteran, Bagov entered the fight on a three-fight win streak, winning 10 of his last 11.

Magomedov entered the tournament fight with a loss to Alexander Sarnavskiy and with three losses in his last five bouts.

ACA 141 was held on July 22 at DS Bolshoy Adler Arena in Sochi, Russia. The event was presided over by a preliminary featherweight championship contest between Felipe Froes and Alikhan Suleymanov. ACA chief DQs Ali Bagov, Rashid Magomedov for boring fight (video)

John Verrall

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