In the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 42, Diego Sanchez defeated Ross Pearson in a very controversial decision that put the mixed martial arts world up in arms.
Pearson outstruck Sanchez and was doing more damage, while shutting down the loan takedown attempt from the former title challenger. Oh, Pearson rocked Sanchez on multiple occasions and even knocked him down.
That didn’t matter, however, as one judge scored the fight 30-27 in favor of Sanchez and another gave him the 29-28 win.
Many will complain about home cooking with the decision, and you can see who is responsible for the robbery below.
Here is a look at the controversial scorecard that the UFC released to the media:
Mr. Jeff Collins has some explaining to do.
For those who watched the fight, who do you think deserved the win? Sound off in the comments section and share your thoughts.
The full results from today’s event can be seen below:
Benson Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov
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