The two men had endured a grueling first round of their fight ahead of the season finale of The Ultimate Fighter 21. At 2:52 the referee had seen enough and called a stop to the bout.
Samman attempted to shake hands with Magalhaes after his submission victory, but a heavily bloodied Samman spat a gob of blood at him.
Both men needed this victory – badly. Magalhaes would have entered into the top 15 middleweights with a win. While Samman was desperate for a win after 20 months of injuries and the tragic death of his girlfriend.
Samman appeared too strong in the striking and too slick iin the grappling. He beat Magalhaes face to a pulp and then strangled when the pair went to the canvas.
Magalhaes was still full of fighting, even after he’d tapped; but by then, of course, it was too late.
UFC boss Dana White was disgusted by the act. He said Magalhaes will be held to account for such a display.