Holm appeals UFC 208 loss to De Randamie


Holly Holm has appealed her UFC 208 loss to Germaine de Randamie.

Holm was controversially defeated in UFC's inaugural women's featherweight title fight on February 11, but her attorneys have filed a complaint against referee Todd Anderson

Her lawyers have requested the New York State Athletic Commission review Anderson for not deducting points from De Randamie for strikes thrown after the horn at the end of rounds two and three.

"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 appeal stated.

Holm initially made the claims against De Randamie in a media conference following her loss.

"A lot of times with the first one they give a warning, that's kind of normal, I wouldn't expect them to take a point after the first one, even though it was intentional," she said.

"Then at the second time you think they would do something but [they didn't]. It was after the bell, I heard the bell and stopped and she threw it anyway, it wasn't like the last punch of a combination when the bell rings, it was intentional.

"Those were some of her best shots of the night after the bell, I don't know how the judges saw that, if they see that as points for her then what can you do?

"I should have kept fighting too, I should have capitalised on moments when I did well and not let her get to that point. I still feel I could've won the fight on my own."