’s victory over Mackens
at UFC on Fox
was Tuesday changed to a no-contest by the California State
Sherdog.com confirmed the news this afternoon with Semerzier’s
manager, Brian Butler-Au of SuckerPunch Entertainment, who attended
the CSAC hearing. Headlined by a heavyweight title tilt between
Santos and Cain
Velasquez, UFC on Fox 1 took place Nov. 12 at the Honda Center
in Anaheim, Calif.
Peralta was initially awarded a technical knockout victory after
Semerzier was floored by what appeared to be a punch. However, upon
replay, it became clear that the knockdown was actually the result
of an accidental head-butt. The incidental clash did not knock out
Semerzier, and the game WEC veteran dug for an ankle pick while
Peralta swarmed his foe. Referee John McCarthy stopped the
competitive bout at 1:54 of the third round.
Peralta won eight straight starts prior to his bout with Semerzier.
After outpointing Dream featherweight champ Hiroyuki
Takaya at Strikeforce “Diaz vs. Daley,” Peralta debuted with
the UFC in September. The Californian was successful in his
inaugural Octagon appearance at UFC Fight Night 25, outpointing
Lullo in a unanimous verdict.
A four-time WEC veteran, Semerzier impressed in his first UFC
outing, dominating Alex
Caceres en route to a first-round submission win. The victory
snapped a three-fight skid and marked the 31-year-old’s first win
since earning Sherdog.com’s 2009 “Upset of the Year” over Wagnney
Fabiano at WEC 43.
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