The commission asked for additional details following a earlier appeal was filed in January. Dos Santos lawyer Ana Guedes rep then delivered in a new letter sent on March 17.
The attraction comes after Dos Santos was clubbed with an elbow strike from Gane in the second spherical of their battle this previous December in Las Vegas. Whilst Dos Santos complained immediately following the stoppage that the elbow struck him in the back of the head – an illegal blow – the referee disagreed and the struggle was declared a TKO get for Gane.
The attractiveness submitted by Guedes states “we have not and do not allege that the referee did not see the foul rather, he noticed the blow to the back again of Junior’s head, but as a end result of his misinterpretation of the rule, he wrongly failed to contact it a foul, and he wrongly awarded a victory to the offending contestant, Cyril Gane.”
In the letter to the commission, Guedes describes in detail the rule that defines what is deemed the back again of the head as perfectly as how strikes are prohibited to that spot. The attraction also lays out the battle ending sequence where by Gane established up his elbow strike, fired the shot and then linked on Dos Santos, which led to the combat remaining concluded a couple seconds afterwards.
“There is no doubt that the elbow was the first place of get hold of of the blow, and the place Gane’s ability struck – specifically, squarely, immediately on the unlawful striking zone,” the appeal mentioned alongside with photographs exhibiting a stage-by-phase sequence of gatherings that led to the ending shot.
There are also photos of Dos Santos’ head from 3 times after the event that demonstrate bruising on the back of his head and neck, which his staff believes paperwork accurately in which the elbow strike landed illegally and prompted the stoppage to the battle.
The close intention of the attractiveness asks the fee to overturn the end result of the fight to a no-contest or a disqualification for Gane.
NAC statutes make it possible for for a extremely limited established of instances in which a battle to be overturned: a scoring mistake, collusion, a positive drug take a look at, or a referee misinterpretation of the principles. Normally, although, the commission presents excellent pounds to a referee’s discretion as the sole arbiter of a contest.
As with most commissions across the U.S., selections are hardly ever overturned based mostly on a referee’s decision in a struggle. In 2015, nevertheless, the Brazilian commission (CABMMA) did overturn a end result in a struggle concerning Drew Dober and Leandro Silva after the referee built an error stopping the fight because of to a submission even with the reality that Dober had not tapped out or long gone unconscious.