The Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA) has decided that they will not make any official change to the Leandro Silva-Drew Dober decision from this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 62 bout.
Silva earned a submission victory, though Dober claimed to never tap or go out from the choke. Cristiano Sampaio, the chief operating officer for the CABMMA, told MMAjunkie.com “There is no action CABMMA can take at this time, and the result will be maintained.”
UFC president Dana White awarded Dober his win bonus despite the loss, stating referee Eduardo Herdy should never officiate again.
The win was the second for Silva with the promotion, pushing his overall mark to 18-2-1. Dober is now 15-7 overall and just 1-3 with the UFC.
Below is the complete statement from the CABMMA concerning the matter:
Regarding your concern, we need to stress that CABMMA follows the guidelines of the Nevada State Athletic Commission and, therefore, needs time to conduct the relevant research and analysis of precedents involving such agency to decide on how to proceed.
In this sense, as of this moment, CABMMA will not change a decision rendered at the end of any contest or exhibition unless (i) it determines that there was a collusion affecting the relevant result, (ii) the compilation of the scorecards of the judges discloses an error which shows that the decision was given to the wrong athlete, or (iii) as the result of an error interpreting a provision of our rules and regulations, the referee has rendered an incorrect decision.
The Silva-Dobber stoppage does not fall in (i) or (ii), and moreover are not within the scope of (iii) above since it is not based on a misinterpretation of the rules and regulations leading to the result of the bout, but rather on a judgment call of a trained and experienced referee based on Mr. Leandro “Buscape” Silva’s submission, confirmed by Eduardo Herdy.
Consequently, there is no action CABMMA can take at this time, and the result will be maintained.