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Holly Holm’s Camp Filing Appeal Following Late Punches at UFC 208

Kelsey Mowatt

UFC 208

Holly Holm and her camp have been calling for an immediate rematch with Germaine de Randamie, and now her team is filing an appeal regarding the controversial, UFC 208 bout.

Holm lost to de Randamie by scores of 48-47 across the board on Saturday, and as a result, the latter has become the UFC’s first, women’s 145 champ. The fight’s result has been widely discussed and debated, however, as de Randamie blasted Holm with a late punch after round two, but received no point deduction. After round three, de Randamie also threw some late punches, but again, the decorated striker did not have a point taken away.

Well, according to a new report from MMA Fighting, Holm’s team is filing an official complaint with the New York Commission, regarding the fact no points were deducted for the fouls.

Here is just part of the official complaint:

“We respectfully request the commission review referee (Todd) 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.”

A spokesperson for the NY Commission has said they haven’t received the complaint just yet, but if and when they do, they will review it. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Typically speaking, commissions don’t overturn results, unless a fighter was flagged for banned substances.

Since the controversial fight, de Randamie has apologized for the fouls, and she’s also offered Holm a rematch. The defeat was the former bantamweight champ’s third in a row.

UFC 208 took place in Brooklyn, New York.

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