Frankie Edgar and Pedro Munhoz last the distance in the latest UFC event
Frankie Edgar and Pedro Munhoz put on a show in the main event of the latest UFC card.
The pair were to meet at UFC 251 but Covid-19 and the UFC decided to push the event a little later on and gave it their own main event.
That seems like a great decision now as both stars battled hard and had scars after this clash. It was Edgar who got the split decision win in the end but both had blood spewing from their faces after a tough night out.
This was also Edgar’s Bantamweight debut and the fight won the Fight of the Night award. Edgar might be 38 but he wanted to prove a point.
He was speaking to Jon Anik after the clash and highlighted that he loved proving people wrong:
“I heard a lot of mother******* barking that I’m old, that I’m slow. It’s nice to prove them wrong, I showed I can compete with the best at 38.”
Respect after a hard-fought battle
As the results were shared, both stars felt they had a real chance of winning the fight. Edgar got the decision in his favour and the pair shook hands to highlight the respect they had for each other.
— UFC (@ufc) August 23, 2020
Edgar certainly needed a win and he snapped a two-fight losing streak. While Munhoz is now on a two-fight losing streak.
The Bantamweight division is stacked with talent and it will be interesting to see where Edgar positions himself in all this.
He could be a future contender for the title but at 38, he doesn’t have too many years left in his prime.
The UFC world was left split regarding this fight. Some suggested that Munhoz should have picked up the win while others claimed this was the right result.
There was some controversy too with the scoring as many pointed out that the judges didn’t seem to get things right, as in several fights recently.
Great fight. But how can one judge of it 49-46 for the losing fighter with the other two seeing it 49-48? Whats with the judging in UFC. Anyone make sense of this shit
— Uncommon Sense (@cheese_wit) August 23, 2020
Terrible decision, 4-1 was accurate, Frankie never advanced and took more damage. Just didn’t see how he won 3 rounds.
— Maurice Fuggahn (@MFuggahn) August 23, 2020
No effing way Edgar won that fight. Great fight and Edgar is a tough SOB. True warrior. But come on best case scenario Edgar lost that fight 3-2. One judge had it 4-1 Munhoz and the other two 3-2 Edgar?
— Rood (@DC_Rood) August 23, 2020
Good to see Frankie pimp walk out the octagon with the dub
— X’íll (@YourUglyForThat) August 23, 2020
A lot of people seem to miss, Frankie's boxing is at the top level. Yes he doesn't knock people out but his technique and combinations are just beautiful.
Pedro was always looking for those big shots but he's fighting a moving target with an unlimited gas tank.
— Lemuel (@Lemuel_Sanbha) August 23, 2020
Wouldn't have been upset either way it went, very close fight…
— Zinfamous (@ZinfamousHD) August 23, 2020
Good fight, Frankie stayed competitive but I thought Pedro won. Close fight but oh well he’ll be back at least he got a FOTN bonus.
— AlpastorMoody (@AlpastorMoody) August 23, 2020
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