Four Days after her loss to Germaine De Randemie at UFC 208, Holly Holm is still in a fighting mood.
According to MMAFighting, Holm has officially filed a complaint against referee Todd Anderson and an appeal of the result. It was a controversial loss by unanimous decision UFC 208 last weekend due to the multiple instances of big blows after the bell.
Twice during the title match, Anderson failed to separate Holm and de Randamie at the first sound of the horn. This resulted in Holm taking three extra punches from de Randamie. The two punches thrown at the end of the second round seemed to stagger Holm as she walked to her corner. Then, de Randamie, taking advantage of Anderson’s decision not to assess a warning for her antics in the second round, repeated the sequence at the end of the third round. Again, no point was deducted.
At the end of the five rounds, de Ranadamie captured the featherweight title by a 48-47 decision. If Anderson had deducted a point from de Randamie, the fight would have been ruled a draw, the complaint says.
“Because referee Anderson did not issue even a warning. Much less a foul – at the end of Round 2, de Randamie committed the same foul at the end of Round 3, lobbing two punches at Ms. Holm after the horn sounded to end Round 3,” the complaint states.
— Natasha Choolun (@tash__tash) February 12, 2017
A win here would have been big for Holm. It would have been the end of her two-fight losing streak. Also, it would’ve quieted doubters who have said her win over Ronda Rousey in November 2015 was a fluke.
Her loss was one of the many questionable decisions by judges that night. All but one fight went to the scorecards.