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Referee allows to Neil Magny unload more than 40 unanswered strikes against Hector Lombard

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20: Neil Magny dominates against Hector Lombard during their UFC Welterweight Bout at UFC Brisbane on March 20, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20: Neil Magny dominates against Hector Lombard during their UFC Welterweight Bout at UFC Brisbane on March 20, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Neil Magny scored his 10th win in his past 11 fights Saturday against Hector Lombard at UFC Fight Night in Brisbane, Australia by third-round TKO. But the fight arguably could have been stopped much earlier.

Midway through the second round, Magny was able to get the fight to the ground and unloaded on Lombard with consecutive shots. More than 40 unanswered shots.

How this minute and a half long beating didn't earn a stoppage is unreal. #UFCBrisbane https://t.co/hnItuy76nD

— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) March 20, 2016

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With the clock ticking down to the end of the round, referee Steve Percival allowed the pummeling to go on, even as Magny kept looking up, waiting for it to be halted. Percival likely was influenced by Lombard's dominant first round in letting it go on.

However, Lombard literally stumbled out of his corner when the bell rang for Round 3, only to be finished seconds later.

WOW.@NeilMagny just beat the brakes off one of the scariest fighters to ever grace the @UFC Octagon #UFCBrisbane https://t.co/szQgybNwVW

— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) March 20, 2016

Magny finished with a 148-60 striking advantage and took a huge step in his chase for a title shot.