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Management Appeals Semerzier vs. Peralta Fight

Posted on by Damon Martin

Peralta vs. Semerzier

Following a loss at UFC on Fox over the weekend as a result of an accidental headbutt, representatives for Mackens Semerzier have filed an appeal with the California State Athletic Commission.

Semerzier’s manager, Brian Butler of Suckerpunch Entertainment, first announced that he was filing an appeal just after the fight ended on the company’s Twitter account. On Monday, he followed through with the necessary paperwork.

Semerzier faced Robert Peralta as part of the UFC on Fox preliminary fights that aired on Facebook Saturday night.

As Semerzier and Peralta swung at each other, the fighters ducked down to throw punches and their heads clashed together.

The result was Semerzier getting rattled from the accidental headbutt and he crashed to the mat. Peralta followed up with strikes until referee John McCarthy jumped in for the stoppage.

Peralta was declared the winner by third round TKO, but the replay clearly showed that a headbutt, and not a punch, ended Semerzier’s night.

Suckerpunch Entertainment has filed an appeal with the California State Athletic Commission, who will issue a formal decision at a later date.

If overturned, the fight could possibly be ruled a no-decision.


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  • b-soc

    Big John has been reffing a long time. Maybe time to give it up after missing something like that. We missed it on television, but he has the best vantage point.

    • phrankthetank

      I could write a long explanation of why you’re wrong, instead I’ll keep it simple. You’re an idiot if you actually believe what you just posted.

      • skiman

        I could write a long explanation as to why your such a nub, but you know why.

        Don’t post anymore

        • phrankthetank

          I’m a nub? Maybe I’m not well versed enough in Internet lingo, or maybe you need to get out more often. Big John is one of, if not the best ref in the sport. One bad call should not warrant the suggestion that he should ‘hang it up’.

  • Mario

    Suckerpunch Entertainment?

    Haha.. That’s funny considering the situation at hand.

    It was an accidental headbutt, so if anything, just make them fight again. End of story.

    I’m sure Mackens will lose again anyways.

    • Darren2112

      agreed. Let them fight again.