It’s safe to say that Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar’s second fight is going to be one of the most debated decisions in a long while.
After another close fight between arguably the two best lightweights in the world, we were left to go to the judges’ scorecards, a phrase that puts fear into the hearts of fans every time we see a fight that looks like it could have gone either way.
Edgar earned himself a 49-46 score from judge Tony Weeks, but the other two judges weren’t as kind to “The Answer”, and each awarded Henderson a 48-47 result that kept the UFC lightweight title in the hands of the champion.
Can you say controversy?
Many in the MMA world thought that Edgar had done enough to earn the decision, and it turns out that they can use the FightMetric numbers to back their claim.
The MMA scoring system gave the slight edge to Edgar in Rounds 2, 4 and 5, while giving Henderson the first and third.
Still, the fight was so close that a deeper look into the numbers is needed, so we’re going to break this one down round by round with the FightMetric numbers.
All statistics courtesy of FightMetric.