Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm suffered her third-straight setback at last night’s UFC 208 event in Brooklyn, New York.
“The Preachers Daughter” went toe-to-toe with Germaine de Randamie for the UFC’s inaugural women’s featherweight championship in last night’s main event but after 25 minutes was on the wrong end of a 48-47 decision from the judges.
Following the five-round battle, Holly Holm opened up about the controversial at last night’s post-fight press conference.
On two separate occasions during her title fight with “GDR”, at the end of rounds two and three, Holm was hit after the horn had sounded to stop the action.
Holly had this to say about the illegal shots:
“She hit hard shots,” Holm stated. “She hit hard shots after the bell, those are the hardest shots I felt the whole entire fight.”
“A lot of times, the first one they give a warning, that’s kind of normal,” Holm said. “I wouldn’t expect them to take a point after the first one, even though it was intentional. The second time, at that point you think they’d do something.”
Holm believes that the late shots thrown by de Randamie were in fact intentional.
“It wasn’t like the last punch of a combination after the bell rang,” Holm said. “It was intentional and it was after the bell. What can you do?”
Holm believes the controversial outcome warrants a rematch.
“I think it merits a rematch,” Holm said. “When you have more than half the people saying the fight should go the other way, that warrants a rematch, so, that would be awesome.”
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