Holm Appeals UFC 208 Loss
Holly Holm suffered her third straight loss on Saturday, but it was not without controversy.
At the end of third round of her fight with Germaine de Randamie for the women’s featherweight title, Holm was struck after the bell and rocked by the de Randamie late blow. Then after the third round de Randamie threw late shots again. Neither time did the referee take a point from de Randamie.
The Dutch kickboxer ended up beating Holm by unanimous decision. But now, Holm is officially appealing the loss, according to MMAFighting:
"Holm, via her attorneys Paul Bardacke and Breanna Houghton, is asking the New York State Athletic Commission to review Anderson’s ‘failure to deduct one or more points from Germaine de Randamie following her repeated strikes thrown after the horn sounded to end Rounds 2 and 3.’"
“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.
Holm has gone 0-3 since her monumental win over Ronda Rousey in November of 2015. She lost her women’s bantamweight title to Miesha Tate last March, and then lost to Valentina Shevchenko in July. Her controversial loss to de Randamie is the only time in her fighting career, MMA and boxing, that Holm has lost three fights in a row.