Erick Silva filed an appeal after suffering what he thought was an early stoppage to fellow welterweight Yancy Medeiros at UFC 212.
Things didn’t turn out the way that Silva wanted as the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) has denied the fighter’s appeal.
In a statement to MMA Fighting, the COO of the CABMMA in Cristiano Sampaio gave the reason as to why the appeal was denied:
In this case, CABMMA will not change a decision rendered at the end of any contest or exhibition unless (i) it determines that there was a collusion affecting the relevant result, (ii) the compilation of the scorecards of the judges discloses an error which shows that the decision was given to the wrong athlete, or (iii) as the result of an error interpreting a provision of our rules and regulations, the referee has rendered an incorrect decision.
The allegations contained in his appeal do not fall in (i) or (ii), and moreover are not within the scope of (iii) above, since the appeal is not based on a misinterpretation of the rules and, but rather on a judgment call of a trained and experienced referee based on Erick Silva's TKO due to Mr. Yancy Medeiro's legal strikes, confirmed by Mr. Eduardo Herdy. Important to point out that it was the knock down taken by Erick and a few landed punches right after the knock down, with no proper defense, which led the referee to interrupt the bout.
If we start reviewing what is considered early stoppages due to KO/TKO, the next big thing will be reviewing scores from judges. It will be a never ending discussion.
And therefore there were no precedents found of overturned results due to KO/TKO in any bout or event sanctioned by commissions members of the ABC, which CABMMA is also a member of.
Silva has only won just one of his last four under the UFC banner and his next fight has yet to be announced at this time.