Robert Peralta's UFC on FOX 1 victory over Mackens Semerzier officially ruled a no contest

Photo by Esther Lin via AllElbows.com

Hold your horses, Robert Peralta.

While it had appeared that he had scored a run-of-the-mill technical knockout victory over Mackens Semerzier on the UFC on FOX 1 undercard, instant replay clearly showed that the strike which had done all the damage was actually a collision of heads, which is an illegal form of attack.

Peralta had been ruled the victor last month in Anaheim but Semerzier's management, SuckerPunch Entertainment had vowed to appeal the result.

Today, they finally got their answer.

In the face of overwhelming video evidence, the California State Athletic Commission had no other option than to overturn Peralta's victory and rule it officially as a no contest.

It was decided that the headbutt was incidental, although it was clearly the key factor in Semerzier being unable to defend himself.

The change was announced enthusiastically on SuckerPunch Entertainment's twitter earlier today.

The management team is now asking for a rematch, but there hasn't been any word from UFC whether or not that will be something they are looking at.

What would you prefer, Maniacs?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker