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Holly Holm appeals UFC 208 loss to Germaine de Randamie over punches landed after the horn

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Holly Holm has officially launched an appeal over her defeat to Germaine de Randamie at UFC 208. 

Holm lost a controversial unanimous decision to De Randamie in the first-ever women's featherweight title fight in Brooklyn on Saturday night, but has filed a complaint over the result.

She believes that punches were landed after the horn and according to MMA Fighting is asking the New York State Athletic Commission to review referee Todd 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.”

<span style="font-size:13px;">Holly Holm and&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:13px;">Germaine de Randamie in action.</span> © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie in action.

Holm's lawyers believes that the Dutch fighter should have been deducted points after he failed separate the two fighters at the end of the second and third rounds.

De Randamie hit Holm twice after round two and once after the third round.

"It was blatant. Very blatant," said the American's agent Lenny Fresquez.

“I hope Germaine is a lady of her word and gives Holly the immediate rematch she promised her.”

All three of the judges gave De Randamie a 48-47 win in what was Holm's third loss in a row following her win over Ronda Rousey in 2015.

De Randamiwe said: "It was a close fight but I came to fight and she didn't want to fight me. You cannot knock me out like that.

"She got me with a good head kick but I kept fighting. I hoped she was going fight with me. I love to brawl, I love to fight."


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