UFC Charlotte: Twitter trashes crazy sequence of events to end Kim Ji-yeon vs. Mandy Bohm

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See MMA Twitter take the Kim Ji-yeon vs. Mandy Bohm fight at UFC Charlotte to town

At UFC 288 a week ago, Kron Gracie's 1990s-style performance (to put it lightly) against Charles Jourdain led to a lot of mockery on Twitter — and making the fight an early nominee for the worst of 2023.

Just a week later now at UFC Charlotte, the preliminary card bout between Kim Ji-yeon and Mandy Bohm may have topped that.

Ji-yeon did damage in the fight early in an active first round from both women, but the second saw a severe slowing down of pace. While both women had submission attempts in the first, the second saw neither woman really show much effective dominance in grappling (especially Ji-Yeon), let alone neither having much striking activity.

But it was at the end of the second round when the madness really kicked up a notch. A shove kick on the ground by Ji-yeon after the horn had sounded resulted in the referee deducting one point from Ji-yeon.

This was followed by more questionable fight decision-making by Ji-yeon, who choose to engage and grapple with Bohm instead of striking from range. During their engagement, Ji-yeon landed an illegal knee to a grounded Bohm. After some consultation from the doctor, the fight was declared off due to an unintentional illegal knee, forcing the bout to go to a rare technical decision.

But the referee wasn't done, deducting another point from Ji-yeon following the bout's ending due to the illegal knee. The problem? The judges had already given their scorecards, forcing another brief delay for them to do a re-do.

Twitter left baffled, facepalming the ending sequence of Kim Ji-yeon vs. Mandy Bohm at UFC Charlotte

Bohm won the fight on a technical split decision, being awarded two 28-27s, with the third judge awarding a 28-27 to Ji-yeon.

In her third UFC fight, Bohm now scores (under dubious circumstances) her first win in the Octagon.

Ji-yeon has now lost five straight fights.

UFC Charlotte: Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Jailton Almeida takes place on Saturday, May 13, 2023, live from the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC. Follow along with FanSided MMA for all your news and highlights.