Holly Holm Files Official Appeal Of Her UFC 208 Loss

By | February 18, 2017

UFC fighter, mixed martial artist and notorious Ronda Rousey destroyer, Holly Holm, has officially filed an appeal to the New York State Athletic Commission regarding her UFC 208 loss on Saturday night in Brooklyn. The main contention in the fight’s result which went to decision after five rounds for the woman’s featherweight championship in favor of Holm’s opponent, Germaine de Randamie, is that Randamie hit Holms twice after the bell and both instances should have resulted in a points deduction. This is significant because Holm lost 48-47 on all three judges scorecards. So, when you drop two points off of Randamie’s score Holm becomes the winner OR, Holm and her camp feel, that even if you don’t agree with both point deductions you should agree with at least one which would then render the bout a draw. This is quite significant for a couple of reasons. The first is that this would set up a mandatory rematch for the two in order to determine who gets to be crowned the first UFC Woman’s Featherweight Champion. The second is it defines a strong candidate to be a future opponent of Cyborg which, whoever it ends up being, would be a super-fight and a fight to remember for ages.