Bellator 78 was headlined by two very good welterweight semifinal bouts but one ended in a mishandled referee stoppage. The headline fight between Lyman Good and Michail Tsarev was a bad end to a great night of fights.
Midway though the second round Good accidentally hit Tsarev with a thumb poke to the eye. Tsarev immediately backed away covering his eye and trying to signal to the referee that he needed time to recover. The ref started to step in but Good jumped in and started hitting Tsarev with combinations that ended the fight. Two bad calls in a row, the referee didnt’ control the fight and let Good tee off on a fighter that was poked in the eye and then he also ended the fight early. Tsarev was livid.
Eye poke at 16:45