After an exciting 25-minutes of non-stop action, the MMA world thought there would finally be some closure within the UFC’s 155-pound division. Instead, UFC 125 kicks off the New Year with another judging controversy.
Opinions are mixed when it comes to who should have left the Octagon as the lightweight champ. Some scored it for Frankie Edgar, while many others awarded Gray Maynard with the victory. However, not many would’ve called it even-steven like the judges sitting inches from the action did.
Maynard unleashed a brutal beatdown which earned him a 10-8 score during the opening stanza of Saturday night’s featured attraction. Thankfully for Edgar, he revealed he’s got the heart of a true champion by surviving the early onslaught.
5thRound.com was on location inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and was able to obtain a copy of the official judges’ scorecard.
Here’s how the three officials graded Edgar vs. Maynard 2:
Patricia Morse Jarman – (47-47)
Glenn Trowbridge – (48-46 – Maynard)
Marcos Rosales – (48-46 – Edgar)