You are 100% correct, the rules should be follewed correctly.
Is it my job to over rule a ref?
It`s my job to look at any complaint when the footage is in which is what I will do.
I`m not going to decide on the ruling until I`ve seen the footage again, the ref has seen it and I know what his take is on the whole thing.
Being bitched at on a forum won`t make me decide any quicker. If that`s petty then so be it.
As it happens I actually asked the ref to restart the fight in the same position as soon as it had happened to save any scenario like this but he said the fight was over and even though I`m the promoter it`s not my decision to restart a fight the ref has said is over.