Velasquez (12-1 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) came up short fighting Liz Carmouche at Bellator 278
“I think the referee is so experienced, and in that moment he feels like that,” Kielholtz told reporters,
Kielholtz (6-3 MMA, 6-2 BMMA) is coming off a widely debated split decision loss to Velasquez.
“And if I have to be honest, as a champion, you have to fight like a champion, act like a champion, and she showed that night that she is not a champion – and that’s why her belt is gone. The referee, he sees to protect us in the cage and at that moment he feels like that. So I think the referee did a good job, and after that you can’t complain and say it’s the referee’s fault – but the only fault that you lost is yourself.”