Jun 7, 2014; Albuquerque, NM, USA; Diego Sanchez (red) and Ross Pearson (blue) fight during their lightweight bout during UFC Fight Night 42 at Tingley Coliseum. Sanchez won via split decision. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Diego Sanchez vs. Ross Pearson full fight video highlights

In the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 42, lightweights Diego Sanchez and Ross Pearson went head-to-head in a bout that went to the judges scorecards and it all ended with a very controversial decision.

Despite Pearson rocking Sanchez, knocking him down and outstriking the season 1 TUF winner, the judges awarded the split-decision win for Sanchez.

The bout will continue to be discussed and the judging will receive some well-deserved scrutiny, but the result is in the books and Sanchez has the W in his win column.

If you missed Saturday night’s event between Sanchez and Pearson, you can check out the fight highlights below:

The full results from today’s event can be seen below:


Benson Henderson def. Rustam Khabilov via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 4, 1:16
Diego Sanchez def. Ross Pearson via split-decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)
John Dodson def. John Moraga via TKO (doctor stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00
Rafael dos Anjos def. Jason High via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:36
Piotr Hallmann def. Yves Edwards via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 2:31
Bryan Caraway def. Erik Perez via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:52


Sergio Pettis def. Yaotzin Meza via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Lance Benoist def. Bobby Voelker via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Scott Jorgensen def. Danny Martinez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Jon Tuck def. Jake Lindsey via submission (heel strike to body) – Round 3, 2:47
Patrick Cummins def. Roger Narvaez via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:28

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