Emmett To Protest Loss At UFC Orlando

Following a controversial loss at UFC Orlando to Jeremy Stephens, Josh Emmett is looking to have it overturned.

Per a report from MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani, Stephens will look to appeal the knockout decision to the Florida State Boxing Commission, after Stephens allegedly threw an alleged illegal knee and two possibly illegal elbows in the final sequence on February 24th at Orlando’s Amway Center.

Emmett was dropped by a left hook in the second round of the FOX Broadcast’s main event. Stephens landed elbows which may have been on the back of Emmett’s head, followed by a knee to Emmett who was still considered a grounded opponent.

While the referee, Dan Miragliotta did not stop the fight at any moment, he wouldn’t be able to review the action either way due to the Florida commission not allowing instant replay, but a replay may be used by the commission during the appeal process.

 

Per MMA Fighting, if Emmett were to win an appeal, the fight would likely a no contest, and not a disqualification of Stephens.

Original Story: MMA Fighting

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