Joey Villasenor and Chris Camozzi fight to a draw

Joey Villasenor and Chris Camozzi fight to a draw (photo courtesy of Shark Fights)

An error in scoring occurred at Shark Fights 15 in the main event fight between Joey Villasenor and Chris Camozzi , and the New Mexico Commission is scheduled to review the cards and rule on an official decision.

The New Mexico Athletic Commission has informed both fighters that a judging error was made on the scorecards for their fight, which on the night of the bout was ruled a draw, and they have added the item to the agenda during their commission meeting on June 14 to resolve the matter.

Villasenor and Camozzi battled to a split draw during their fight on May 27 with the judges’ scorecards reading 29-28 for Villasenor, 29-28 for Camozzi, and 29-29 as a draw.

The commission has stated that an error occurred in the addition of the scorecards and they have added the item to the agenda for their June 14 hearing to finalize the totals in the fight. Representatives from the New Mexico Athletic Commission confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that the agenda will include this in discussion and they will have a final ruling at that time.

Following the fight, Villasenor says that his opponent Chris Camozzi approached him and gave him the win, despite the judges rendering it a draw.

“Chris actually came over to me and told me that I had won the fight,” Villasenor told MMAWeekly.com after the fight ended. “He didn’t agree with the decision. I think that’s awesome of him. He gave me some kind of relief there.”

The commission will hold a meeting and discuss the scoring error, and most likely will declare a winner in the Villasenor vs. Camozzi fight.

MMAWeekly.com will have more information on the hearing results after June 14.


Damon Martin is the lead staff writer and radio host for MMAWeekly.com.
Follow
@DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon a question or comment.


Follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.


view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Gerald Meerschaert Replaces Joe Riggs in Valor Fights 36 Main Event

  • 28 days ago
  • 13 views

With Joe Riggs forced out of his main event bout against Sidney Wheeler at Valor Fights 36 due to injury, Valor Fights has found a replacement. read news >>

Melvin Guillard Fined and Suspended by Kansas Commission for Banned Non-PED

  • 25 days ago
  • 38 views

Bellator fighter Melvin Guillard was suspended by the Kansas Athletic Commission on Friday for a positive drug test result for a non-performance-enhancing substance. read news >>

Sid Wheeler Not Rattled by Late-Notice Change for Valor Fights 36

  • 21 days ago
  • 4 views

Sid Wheeler was looking forward to fighting UFC vet Joe Riggs at Valor Fights 36, but a late-notice change of opponent won't shake him. read news >>

Tanner Saraceno Looks to Start a Winning Streak in Valor Fights Debut

  • 20 days ago
  • 5 views

After suffering a loss in his pro debut, Tanner Saraceno will look to pick up his second straight win when he makes his Valor Fights debut on Saturday. read news >>

UFC's Era of Money (and Moneyweight) Fights Has Begun, and There's No Going Back

  • 20 days ago
  • 23 views

Shortly after Michael Bisping realized his career-long goal of capturing the UFC middleweight championship, the question of who he might fight next followed. It is a simple and obvious one, almost ma read news >>

Olympic Judo Gold Medalist Says MMA Fights are Booked by ‘How Pretty You Are’

  • 19 days ago
  • 262 views

Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison has an opinion of how MMA fights are booked. read news >>

CJ Hamilton Excited to Fight for the Valor Fights Flyweight Championship

  • 18 days ago
  • 5 views

Hamilton (8-4) will look to add to his current winning streak when he takes on Cody Gabelman in a 125-pound championship co-main event bout at Valor Fights 36. read news >>

Cody Gabelman Looking to Finish CJ Hamilton on the Ground at Valor Fights 36

  • 18 days ago
  • 5 views

Cody Gabelman will look to pick up his third win a row when he takes on CJ Hamilton for the Valor Fights 125-pound championship. read news >>

UFC 202 Video: Anthony Johnson – Warrior Code

  • 15 days ago
  • 14 views

Anthony Johnson sits down to talk about why he fights, his fighting style, recent success, and plans for the future. read news >>

CM Punk Says Conor McGregor 'Worked' WWE Wrestlers, Predicts Diaz vs. McGregor

  • 15 days ago
  • 69 views

One of the strangest fights of 2016 thus far has been the battle between Conor McGregor and the WWE roster. The two parties have been exchanging blows online and through the media for a week now, and read news >>