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It is pretty clear this should have been a disqualification. A no-contest would make no sense in this case.
The fouls caused the fight to be stopped. Cote was banged up pretty bad, probably concussed. No way he could continue.
When intentional fouls (he did the same thing over and over, that is not an accident like a kick in the groin) cause a fighter to be unable to continue, it is a DQ.
A no contest is only awarded if a fighter is unable to continue due to an accident (cut from a head butt is a good example).
If a no contest is awarded in this case it actually rewards Sakra and punishes Cote. Sakara does not get the loss on his record. Cote does not get his win bonus. So a no contest makes NO SENSE!
Dan The Ju