According to Ferrid Kheder, the controversial fight has been ruled a ‘no-contest’ according to a statement posted on Facebook (social media, I know. The future is bizarre, to say the least).
“Following the controversy surrounding my fight with Hermes Franca at XVT 5, Lu Dwyer, who organises the show, has decided to turn the decision to a no-contest and offer a rematch to Hermes Franca as soon as possible, for a 5 round fight.”
Massive props to Kheder for realizing that he was part of some ridiculous shame that forced him to wear a belt that was placed on him by a struggling promotion. Big thanks to Thomas at Riddum.com for the tip. [Source]