HollyHolm is filing an appeal with the New York State AthleticCommission following her loss to Germainede Randamie at UFC208 in Brooklyn.
Through attorneys Paul Bardacke and Breanna Hougton, Holm has fileda complaint against referee Todd Anderson and is asking that theNYSAC “review Referee Anderson’s failure to assess a foul andrender a decision regarding a point deduction following round 2,and failure to assess a foul and a point deduction following round3, and determine an appropriate result.”
An NYSAC official informed Sherdog.com that the commission has notyet received Holm’s appeal as of this writing.
De Randamie claimed the inaugural women’s featherweight title witha five-round decision over Holm in the UFC 208 headliner this pastSaturday. All three cageside judges — Sal D’Amato, Chris Lee andJeff Mullen — scored the contest 48-47 in favor of de Randamie.However, the Dutch striker landed blows after the bell in both thesecond and third round but was only given a warning from Andersonfollowing the second instance. The punch that landed followinground two was particularly damaging, as it appeared to wobble Holmbefore she returned to her corner.
“Had referee Anderson complied with NYSAC regulations and deductedpoints from de Randamie in accordance with Section 212.10 through212.11,” the complaint states, “the UFC 208 featherweight titlefight would have resulted in a draw, if not a win, for Ms.Holm.”
De Randamie has since denied criticisms that she is a dirty fighter and has offeredto give Holm a rematch “to make sure that the winner of thishistoric belt is crystal clear.”