Rampage Jackson won the main event against Machida in what was a controversial split decision. Although the fight was somewhat even, and it was close, many believe that Machida won.
At the local sports bar where I was watching it, the crowd was upset with the decision.
Jackson fought a good fight, but so did Machida. Many people believe that Rampage won round 1, and Machida won the second two, but unlike American Idol, this is not a democratic decision. What counts is what the judges' score cards say.
It seems as if even Rampage was confused by the decision. According to MMAMania, Lyoto said, “After the fight, Quinton came up to me and said ‘no, you won the fight’, I thanked him and told him he’s a great champion too."
It seems as though we have a bit of controversy on our hands. Both fighters seem to be somewhat keen on a re-match, but will it happen? Well that depends on Dana White and if it could benefit his pocket-book or not.