Holly Holm files appeal for UFC 208 loss to Germaine de Randamie to NYSAC
The former bantamweight champion is arguing that late punches helped de Randamie earn the win
Holly Holm’s quest to hold two UFC titles may not be over yet.
Holm, who lost to Germaine de Randamie at Saturday’s UFC 208 in somewhat controversial fashion is set to file a complaint through the New York State Athletic Commission against referee Todd Anderson for allowing punches that could have led to a point deduction from de Randamie, according to MMAFighting.com.
“We respectfully request the commission review referee Anderson’s failure to assess a foul and render a decision regarding a point deduction following Round 2, and failure to assess a foul and a point deduction following Round 3, and determine an appropriate result,” the complaint stated.
Anderson was late to separate Holm and de Randamie in the second round, allowing de Randamie to land what Holm said was her best punch of the night. Then in the third round, it happened again, though her haymaker swing just missed connecting to Holm’s face.
“It was blatant,” said Holm’s agent, Lenny Fresquez. “Very blatant.”
De Randamie has apologized for her actions during the fight and it was a “heat of the moment” response. She has also offered to give Holm a rematch to decide the title.
Holm said she felt de Randamie’s actions were intentional and remains hopeful she will get a rematch.
“I think it merits a rematch,” Holm said. “When you have more than half the people saying the fight should go the other way, that warrants a rematch, so, that would be awesome.”
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