MENU
#UFC Fight Night 117 #UFC Fight Night 52 #Bellator 183 #Jessica Andrade #Claudia Gadelha #Paul Daley #Lorenz Larkin #Ovince St. Preux #Fight Night Pittsburgh #Roy Nelson #Javy Ayala #Benson Henderson


Erick Silva's disqualification loss to Carlo Prater at UFC 142 will not be overturned, UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner said in a release on Thursday.

Silva caught Prater with a knee before landing a flurry of strikes on the ground to earn an apparent stoppage 29 seconds into the opening frame of their middleweight bout. However, referee Mario Yamasaki ruled that Silva was disqualified for landing illegal blows to the back of his opponent's head, giving Prater the victory. Replays appeared to indicate that at least one of Silva's punches landed to the back of Prater's head.

"Based on the referee's verbal warnings and his determination that the blows were intentional and a disqualifying foul, this is not the type of decision that can be reviewed. Therefore the decision stands," Ratner said. "Recently, Zuffa has decided to implement the use of instant replay at all international events that are self-regulated and to encourage all regulators to consider the feasibility and effectiveness of instant replay in the sport of MMA. While instant replay would not have reversed the call in the Silva-Prater bout, we believe that it could be valuable to referees and the sport in the future."

Silva was awarded an undisclosed win bonus for the Jan. 14 event, which took place at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. Both of the 27-year-old's UFC appearances have been brief, as he earned a 40-second technical knockout victory over Luis Ramos in August. Prater, meanwhile, now has five consecutive victories dating back to February 2011.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Bisping vs. St-Pierre and Garbrandt vs. Dillashaw Official for UFC 217 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago
  • 36 views

Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre is now official, taking the UFC 217 headlining slot. read news >>

Fans outraged as Mayweather-McGregor demand causes PPV providers, UFC Fight Pass to crash

  • 29 days ago
  • 24 views

Things got off to a rocky start for many people wanting to watch “The Money Fight.”Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Conor McGregor Says He Will Return to UFC After TKO Loss to Floyd Mayweather

  • 29 days ago
  • 73 views

UFC fans rejoice: Conor McGregor is apparently coming back to your sport. Floyd Mayweather Jr. handed McGregor a defeat via technical knockout Saturday in Las Vegas in the latter's first professional read news >>

Dana White Says He Is 'So Proud Of' Conor McGregor After Floyd Mayweather Fight

  • 29 days ago
  • 29 views

Dana White, president of the UFC, told reporters he's "so proud" of Conor McGregor after the 29-year-old Irish star of the Octagon lasted 10 rounds against Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the T-Mobile Arena read news >>

Dana White: 'Not the Fight I was Expecting' | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago
  • 68 views

UFC president Dana White felt like the fight that Conor McGregor fought against Floyd Mayweather was something different than he expected. read news >>

Floyd Mayweather Beats Conor McGregor by TKO (Fight Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago
  • 67 views

(Courtesy of UFC) Check out some of the best action from the megafight between UFC champion Conor McGregor and unbeaten boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. TRENDING > Conor McGregor Only Won 1 Round Agai read news >>

Dana White proud of Conor McGregor after Floyd Mayweather fight, but wants him back in UFC

  • 29 days ago
  • 10 views

“I’m ready to get back to the UFC and do what I do,” said Dana White, who prefers to bring back Conor McGregor with him.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

After loss to Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor says he's free agent, open to boxing and MMA

  • 29 days ago
  • 42 views

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor held off on committing to a return to the octagon, declaring “I have many options.”Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Dana White Says He Is 'So Proud Of' Conor McGregor After Floyd Mayweather Fight

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 views

Dana White, president of the UFC, told reporters he's "so proud" of Conor McGregor after the 29-year-old Irish star of the Octagon lasted 10 rounds against Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the T-Mobile Arena read news >>

Conor McGregor Says He Will Return to UFC After TKO Loss to Floyd Mayweather

  • 29 days ago
  • 6 views

UFC fans rejoice: Conor McGregor is apparently coming back to your sport. Floyd Mayweather Jr. handed McGregor a defeat via technical knockout Saturday in Las Vegas in the latter's first professional read news >>