About three minutes into his Heavyweight bout against Fredrick Brown, Gallemore hit Brown with a brutal series of standing elbows and punches on the fence. After a short barrage, Brown was sent careening to the mat face first. Announcers Sean Wheelock and Jimmy Smith were calling for the stoppage, but the referee waited for another 10-15 unanswered strikes before finally stopping the fight.
Watch the GIF of the finish and stoppage below (Courtesy of Zombie Prophet):
Fredrick Brown apparently took the bout on only 10 hours notice according to Bellator’s Director of Communications, Anthony Mazzuca:
Win, lose or draw, big ups to Fredrick Brown for stepping up and taking this fight on about 10 hours notice.
— Anthony Mazzuca (@Mazzuca87) March 21, 2014
Both Bjorn Rebney and Jimmy Smith took to Twitter to voice their opinions:
HORRIBLE REFFING!! Nothing I hate to see more!!
— Jimmy Smith (@jimmysmithmma) March 21, 2014
— Bjorn Rebney (@BjornRebney) March 21, 2014
Chuck Wolfe apparently will not be reffing any more bouts this evening:
Just so everyone knows, @BjornRebney was just as upset as I was and that ref will not be officiating more fights tonight
— Jimmy Smith (@jimmysmithmma) March 22, 2014