Sal Damato, you have some explaining to do. Fortunately for Damato, he gets to leave Chicago without having to answer for his precarious 49-46 score in favor Benson Henderson over Josh Thomson at UFC on FOX 10.
Saturday’s shootout was tightly contested, so judge Brian Puccillo awarding Henderson with a 48-47 score is more understandable. However, most fans and media members alike agreed more with Gabriel Sabaitis, who gave Thomson a 48-47 victory.
The first (Thomson) and third (Henderson) were the only frames all three judges agreed on. It’s pretty much a crap shoot after that.
Just in case you were wondering, 5thRound scored it 49-46 for Thomson. However, like the rest of us, the only opinions that matter are of the three trained professionals getting paid to determine the fate of the fighters.
Speaking of fate, the dubious defeat cost Thomson a guaranteed shot at UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. So, no biggie…
UFC on FOX 10 took place United Center in Chicago, Illinois.