Megan Anderson and Cat Zingano fought at UFC 232, with Zingano scoring the first round TKO victory, but it didn’t come without controversy.
That controversy would ensue with a toe of Anderson’s nailed Zingano’s eye during a head kick, which would lead to the fight ending sequence a short time later. Unlike a finger to the eye, a toe to the eye is not illegal under the Unified Rules Of MMA.
Zingano would file an appeal to have the fight result overturned to a no contest and it was filed with the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).
A report from MMA Fighting is stating that Zingano had her appeal heard by the CSAC and it was denied. The seven member board that comprises the CSAC voted 6-1 against Zingano, meaning that Anderson’s win will remain just that. The lone vote for Zingano came from CSAC board member Mary Lehman, but everybody else went against the UFC star on this matter.
However, while Zingano did lose her appeal, CSAC official did request that the Association Of Boxing Commissions & Combative Sports (ABC) to take a look at the rule in the future, meaning future changes to that rule could be coming in the future.