Welterweight fighter Erick Silva kicked off the UFC 212 pay-per-view by suffering a second round TKO loss to Yancy Medeiros.
The Brazilian is now filing an appeal to the CABMMA (Brazilian athletic commission) to have his loss overturned, stating that he feels the referee stopped the fight to soon.
“It’s the second time a referee made a bad call for an Erick Silva fight in Brazil,” Gilbert Faria (Silva’s manager) said to MMA Fighting. “We definitely need CABMMA (Comissão Atlética Brasileira de MMA) to take a deep look on this matter.”
An appeal has officially not been filed as of this writing, but is expected to be filed sometime next week.
Eduardo Herdy was the referee on duty for that fight, the referee has lots of experience officiating in Brazil and in the UFC as well.
In the end, the Brazilian in Silva wouldn’t mind just getting a rematch with the victorious Medeiros.
“A rematch would be the best option,” Faria said. “Let’s bring UFC to Hawaii and finish this fight.”
Silva is currently in the midst of a disappointing four fight stretch in the UFC, defeating Luan Chagas, while suffering a trio of defeats to the aforementioned Yancy Medeiros, Neil Magny and Nordine Taleb.
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