UFC 150 Results: Fightmetric Says That Frankie Edgar Won the Fight

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UFC 150 Results: Fightmetric Says That Frankie Edgar Won the Fight
Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Frankie Edgar went into UFC 150 looking to regain the UFC Lightweight Championship and ended up leaving empty-handed after a remarkably close fight with champion Benson Henderson.

Many who saw the fight believed that Edgar was the winner and apparently that includes the folks over at MMA statistics website Fightmetric.com.

According to their stats, Edgar landed 66 significant strikes to Henderson's 60 and 70 total strikes Henderson's 65. Edgar was also given the edge in grappling, achieving two takedowns to Henderson's zero and going for two submissions to Henderson's one.

Based on these figures, FM suggests that the fight should have been ruled a draw based on the ten-point must scoring system used by the UFC and based on their own scoring system, Edgar was the winner.

This is odd news, considering that the after the fight, the figures that aired on the pay-per-view conveyed that Henderson was the one who landed more total strikes and this information was given right before the judges rendered their decision.

The decision has been made and will stand as final, but as more and more information becomes available, it seems like the judges may have made the wrong call at UFC 150.

Of course, it is not the first time and will not be the last the judges botch—or arguably botch—a decision. It's just a shame there isn't anything that can be done when it happens. After all, losing this fight means that Edgar will likely never again fight for the lightweight belt and may even change weight classes.

Whereas, if Edgar had been awarded the win, he would have avenged every loss in his career, regained the belt, and an argument could have been made that he was the greatest lightweight in MMA history.

Crazy how one decision can change the landscape of MMA.

 

Andrew Barr is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report and a stand-up comedian. Check him out on Twitter @AndrewBarr8.

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