Barboza-Felder Decision To Be Appealed
After a bloody brawl against Paul Felder at UFC 242 on Saturday, Edson Barboza came out with a split-decision loss.
Barboza, who defeated Felder in their first fight in 2015, feels the judges got the fight wrong and have applied to overturn the judge’s decision.
“We think that the fight was judged inaccurately,” Barboza’s manager Alex Davis told MMA Fighting. “The fact that one judge gave it 30-27 Junior and one have it 30-27 Felder is a big indicator of their confusion. We can’t let this happen. These fighters put a lot of effort and invest their time to get up there to do what they do so we have judges making these types of mistakes and not being reviewed.”
Davis believes Barboza won the first two rounds but told MMA Fighting that he’d not contest a decision that gave Felder a scant 29-28 score instead of the 30-27 score Maria Makemutova gave for Felder.
Report: MMA Fighting