Cat Zingano will not lose his UFC 232 loss to Megan Anderson after his appeal to the State Sports Commission of California (CSAC) failed.
The commission delivered a decisive 6-1 vote on Zingano's call (10-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC) over his 61-second loss to TKO against Anderson (9-3 MMA, 1- 1 UFC) at the UFC 232 event in Inglewood in December, California, NSAC Executive Director, Andy Foster, checked with MMAjunkie following a first report from MMAFighting.com.
The December 29th Women's featherweight battle ended prematurely when a kick from Anderson touched and cut off Zingano's eyelid. The reaction of former rival UFC title Zingano was immediately worrying because she was unable to open the eye before leaving the octagon.
Although it was subsequently shown that there was no long-term damage, Zingano stated that the pain of the injury was worse than anything she had ever experienced in life, including the birth of a child.
Given the unusual nature of the finish, Zingano tried to appeal the result to the CSAC. Unfortunately for her, only one voting member saw reasons to reverse the result, while the other six voted to maintain the original decision.
Zingano spoke with reporters at the UFC ESPN 1 event in Phoenix last Saturday, and expressed a desire to reinterpret Anderson in hopes of achieving a controversial outcome.
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