"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. No points were taken from de Randamie for the punches and the outcome of the fight caused a social media firestorm.
The former UFC women's bantamweight champion and recent women's featherweight championship challenger Holly Holm has announced that she will officially appeal her UFC 208 title loss to Germaine de Randamie. If the UFC were hoping for an ideal rollout of the Cyborg-friendly featherweight division, this can't be the jumble they were counting on.
This loss brought Holly's MMA Record to 10-3, and made de Randamie the first ever Women's UFC Featherweight Champion.
"When you're going for the takedown, you have to commit to it, and if I wasn't going to commit to it, I should've just sat back and striked", Holm said.
"The fight could've gone the other way".
On the eventual fight: "I feel like I'm an MMA a fighter, and she's just a striker". Despite stating that it was not intentional at all, she said she is ready to offer Holm's a rematch to make sure the victor of this title is made crystal clear.
De Randamie has called for a rematch after an onslaught of criticism from fans and fighters in the combat community. "She hit hard shots after the bell, those are the hardest shots I felt the whole entire fight". "Holly needed to chain her wrestling transitions better to get that takedowns".
Her last win, a crushing, second-round (disappearing) knockout that sent Ronda Rousey to the sidelines for over a year, was the highlight of her Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) career. I haven't lost in a long time, and I don't think this fight makes sense. She has to fight me.
Not too many competitors are lining up to face Cris Cyborg. "But I still think I could have won the fight on my own".