According to FightMetric, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (Pictured) did enough to leave the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California with a victory on Saturday night. However, because of the 10-point must system that mixed martial arts abides by, his edge-of-your seat scrap against Dan Henderson at UFC 139 should have been ruled a draw.
The Octagon’s official number crunchers reports Shogun outstruck his opponent 191 to 113. The Brazilian also landed half of his 10 takedown attempts, while Hendo only secured one out of four during their 25-minute tussle.
Many believed the 5thRound should have been scored 10-8 in favor of Shogun, despite the fact that none of the judges saw it that way. Based off the box score, Shogun landed 79 strikes to Henderson’s eight and was in a dominant full-mount position for the majority of the final stanza.
UFC president Dana White expressed at the post-fight press conference that he too had scored their shootout a draw.
In the end, the three officials sitting cageside felt Henderson won the fight and awarded him with a (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) unanimous decision victory.
Here’s a look at the official stat sheet: