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UFC 296: Official Referees and Judges Announced for Edwards vs. Covington and Pantoja vs. Royval Fights

UFC 296: Official Referees and Judges Announced for Edwards vs. Covington and Pantoja vs. Royval Fights

Referees and Judges Assigned to Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington, Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval at UFC 296

The highly anticipated UFC 296 event is just around the corner, and the officials responsible for ensuring fair competition have been announced.

In the welterweight showdown between Leon Edwards and Colby Covington, the referee assigned to oversee the action will be Herb Dean. Known for his extensive experience and calm demeanor inside the Octagon, Dean is no stranger to high-stakes fights like this one. Fans can expect a fair and decisive referee in the Edwards vs. Covington bout.

Moving on to the judges for this welterweight clash, the panel will consist of Chris Lee, Sal D’Amato, and Eric Colon. These three experienced judges have been selected based on their track record of accurately assessing fights and providing fair scores. With such an experienced panel, fans can hope for accurate scoring and a fair decision, should the fight go the distance.

In another exciting matchup, Alexandre Pantoja will face Brandon Royval in the flyweight division. The responsibility of keeping things in check inside the Octagon falls on referee Jason Herzog. Known for his no-nonsense approach to officiating, Herzog is highly regarded for his ability to maintain control and ensure fighter safety. Fans can expect a well-regulated and exciting fight with Herzog in charge.

As for the trio of judges assessing the Pantoja vs. Royval fight, Derek Cleary, Junichiro Kamijo, and Dave Tirelli have been selected. These judges have proven their expertise in evaluating fights, and their extensive knowledge will undoubtedly contribute to fair and accurate scoring in this flyweight bout.

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With an esteemed group of officials appointed for both the Edwards vs. Covington and Pantoja vs. Royval matchups, fans can anticipate fair and unbiased judgment in these important fights. The combination of experienced referees and judges bodes well for a thrilling night of action at UFC 296.

Stay tuned for more updates as the event draws nearer! 🥊