I don't think athletic commissions have much power to change the results. Rumble appealed his 'loss' to Kevin Burns and was denied because basically they didn't have the power to do so.
Looking at their Laws and Regulations:
SECTION 64. Procedures for Changing Bout Results
(a) This SECTION applies to:
(1) professional boxing; and
(2) professional mixed martial arts.
(b) The decision rendered at the end of any bout will not be changed
by the commission unless the:
(1) commission determines that a fraudulent act or corruption took
place during the bout;
(2) compilation of the score cards of the judges discloses clerical
error which shows that the decision was given to the wrong fighter;
(3) referee or chief commission representative has rendered an
incorrect decision based on the misinterpretation of a bout result in
SECTION 83 or SECTION 104 of this document.
(c) A petition to change a bout result may only be filed by the:
(1) fighter participating in the bout; or
(2) fighter's manager.
(d) The petition to change a bout result must:
(1) be filed, in writing, with the executive director or his designee no
later than ten (10) business days after the conclusion of the bout in
(2) state the specific reason or reasons the bout result should be
(3) include videotape, if any, of the entire bout in question.
But then, I read this: http://www.fightlawyerblog.com/2010/...-decision.html
and it doesn't look good. Sadly, I think the ACs are inept, and he'll be screwed like Rumble was.