Controversy found it’s way onto the UFC Vegas 10 card when Ed Herman fought Mike Rodriguez.
Herman scored a miraculous third-round submission win over Rodriguez, but that victory came one round after referee Chris Tognoni thought that a pair of knee strikes landing cleanly by Rodriguez were low blows.
This loss will not go unchallenged by Rodriguez, as his manager says that the fighter will appeal the loss to the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC). Tyson Chartier, Rodriguez’s manager, posted the following on Twitter:
Let the appeal process begin. Proud of Mike and his performance, he deserved better than that. #UFCVegas10— Tyson Chartier (@TysonChartier) September 13, 2020
If the NAC does overturn the loss, both Herman and Rodriguez’s record will likely have a no-contest on it. UFC President Dana White, who was outraged by Tognoni’s officiating for the fight, did give Rodriguez his win bonus, despite the controversial defeat.