Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro plans to appeal his controversial split decision loss to fellow lightweight Lyle Beerbohm from Saturday’s “Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery” in St. Louis, Nova Uniao leader Andre Pederneiras and Ribeiro’s manager Alex Davis told Tatame:
“Man, it’s the first time I see a guy spending all the fight defending himself and getting off there with a loss.There were a lot of critics, because Shaolin attacked all the time and there was a judge that gave 30 to 27 for the other guy. I think they missed his name on the paper, it’s not possible. … They can’t do that, is absurd, it’s not right. Even if I have to ask the help of a lawyer, I will change this outcome.”
Beerbohm earned scores of 30-27, 28-29, and 30-27 to score the split decision over the Strikeforce newcomer Ribeiro in the preliminary card matchup, which is now available on Strikeforce.com.
Pictured: Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro