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[POLL] Who do you think won the title bout (Henderson vs. Edgar II)?

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Fatality
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08.12.2012 | 1:05 AM ET

Prediction: correct Henderson   correct Decision  

POLL: Scroll down to Gregory's post because he needed to steal my thunder. :(

Just curious of how most of Tapology viewed the fight.


* Edited at 08.12.2012, 2:05 AM ET *

Benson Henderson defeats Frankie Edgar via 5 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large "Smooth" Benson Henderson
Mmaweekly large Frankie "The Answer" Edgar

Henderson
Decision
Round 5

Benson Henderson Frankie Edgar

"Smooth" "The Answer"

16-2-0   Pro Record At Fight   15-2-1
Climbed to 17-2   Record After Fight   Fell to 15-3
-200 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +170 (Slight Underdog)
Champion   Title   Challenger
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Glendale, Arizona   Fighting out of   Toms River, New Jersey
28 years, 8 months, 5 days   Age at Fight   30 years, 9 months, 5 days
154.4 lbs (70.0 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   154.6 lbs (70.1 kgs)
5'9" (175cm)   Height   5'6" (168cm)
71.0" (180cm)   Reach   72.0" (183cm)
MMA Lab   Gym   Ricardo Almeida Jiu Jitsu
Tapology Community Predictions: 1483  
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KO/TKO
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Submission
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Decision
Henderson
72%
Edgar
28%

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08.12.2012 | 1:07 AM ET

Prediction: correct Henderson   correct Decision  

Predicted Bendo, but thought Frankie edged it out.

This is Machida/Shogun I all over again.

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08.12.2012 | 1:08 AM ET

Cast your vote here

Prediction: correct Henderson   correct Decision  

Thumbs UP if you thought Ben Henderson won.

Thumbs DOWN if you thought Edgar won.


My guess is more will vote down with Edgar but I can handle the thumbs.

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08.12.2012 | 1:09 AM ET

Prediction: correct Henderson   correct Decision  

Greg just threw himself onto the down arrow sword on that one.
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08.12.2012 | 1:10 AM ET

Prediction: correct Henderson   correct Decision  

I was leaning Edgar, but you have to BEAT the champ to get his belt. 

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08.12.2012 | 1:13 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Edgar   wrong Decision  

I agree you do have to beat the champ...

That's why Henderson shouldn't be wearing that belt.

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08.12.2012 | 1:16 AM ET

Prediction: correct Henderson   correct Decision  


Round 1:  10-9 Henderson
Round 2:  10-9 Edgar
Round 3:  10-10
Round 4:  10-9 Edgar*
Round 5:  10-9 Edgar
49-47 Edgar

*I thought Henderson outstruck Edgar slightly, but Edgar overcame that with the takedown and guillotine attempt

* Edited at 08.12.2012, 2:05 AM ET *

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08.12.2012 | 1:33 AM ET

Prediction: correct Henderson   wrong Submission   wrong Round 4  

People are makign a bit too much of this (Shogun/MAchida 1) all over again, this fight was as close to a draw as you can possibly get without it being a draw. Every single round Benson landed more significant strikes, overall landed more strikes. Edgar got 2 TDs, had very good control when he got them and went for 2 submission attempts compared to Bensons 1. That in no way is a robbery. 

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08.12.2012 | 1:43 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Edgar   wrong Decision  

Round 1:  10-9 Henderson
Round 2:  10-9 Edgar
Round 3:  10-9 Edgar
Round 4:  10-9 Edgar
Round 5:  10-9 Edgar

RESULT:  49-46 Edgar

* Edited at 08.12.2012, 1:43 AM ET *

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08.12.2012 | 1:48 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Edgar   wrong Decision  

1 - Henderson
2 - Clearly Edgar
3 - DRAW/Slight Adv. Edgar
4 - Edgar
5- Clearly Edgar

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08.12.2012 | 1:50 AM ET

Prediction: correct Henderson   correct Decision  

Round 1    10-9 Benson

Round 2    10-9 Frankie

Round 3    10-9 Benson

Round 4    10-9 Frankie

Round 5    10-9 Frankie

I love both fighters and was just cheering for a good fight. My scoring is totally unbiased on this fight. It was fricken awesome being there live as well!!!!!!!!!!!

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08.12.2012 | 1:58 AM ET

Prediction: correct Henderson   correct Decision  

I am a little surprised at the backlash of this decision. Personally, I don't think many people at all scored it like I did. Nonetheless, I shall go back and re-watch the fight tomorrow or sometime this week.

Round 1: 10-9 Henderson
Round 2: 10-9 Edgar
Round 3: 10-10 Draw
Round 4: 10-9 Henderson
Round 5: 10-10 Draw
Total: 49-48 Henderson.

I realize I am probably going to get down arrowed to hell for this, but if it's any consolation, I could see the fight being a draw or even swinging in favor of Edgar. The last three rounds were pretty ambiguous for me.

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08.12.2012 | 1:59 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Edgar   wrong Decision  

Rd. 1 - Henderson 10-9
Rd. 2 - Edgar 10-9

Rd. 3 - Edgar 10-9 but I can see why some people picked Henderson

Rd. 4 - Edgar 10-9

Rd. 5 - Edgar 10-9

 

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08.12.2012 | 2:21 AM ET

Prediction: correct Henderson   correct Decision  

"You look like a 1987 John Hughes high school bully." - Swickotine

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08.12.2012 | 2:23 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Edgar   wrong Decision  

Why the **** do people use 10-10...THERE'S NO SUCH THING IN UFC. It's a 10-9 MUST...jesus why does everyone keep saying 10-10?

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08.12.2012 | 2:50 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Edgar   wrong Decision  

@Swickotine Yes they can.  Where the hell'd you hear they can't score 10-10?
From www.ufc.com:  The 10-Point Must System will be the standard system of scoring a bout. Under the 10-Point Must Scoring System, 10 points must be awarded to the winner of the round and 9 points or less must be awarded to the loser, except for a rare even round, which is scored (10-10).


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08.12.2012 | 2:54 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Edgar   wrong Decision  

@ jaffacakehero - fully agree with your 1st post.

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08.12.2012 | 2:58 AM ET

Prediction: correct Henderson   correct Decision  

10-10's are obviously rare but they do exist in MMA. In my initial viewing, the third round was just that close where it warranted a 10-10. I do plan to watch the match again and perhaps a third time. So, the final opinion might potentially change, but it's a draw for me in the first viewing of the bout.
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08.12.2012 | 3:11 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Edgar   wrong Decision  

Round 1 - Henderson 10-9

Round 2 - Edgar 10-9

Round 3 - Henderson 10-9

Round 4 - Edgar 10-9

Round 5 - Edgar 10-9

48-47 for Edgar.

I've watched the fight twice now, and I came up with the same score as the first time I watched the fight. The 2nd time I watched the fight, I watched on mute to make sure that I wasn't being swayed by Joe Rogan's commentary.

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08.12.2012 | 3:20 AM ET

Prediction: correct Henderson   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 4  

I said either 49-46 or 48-47 Edgar. Even though I felt that Edgar won, I don't feel that it was decisive. So, I somewhat disagree that he got "robbed", simply that it was a bad call. A lot of times in situations like this, if the challenger doesn't definitively defeat the champion, they'll give a close decision to the champ no matter if the other guy barely won. Don't agree but that's the way the cookie crumbles, I guess.
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08.12.2012 | 3:24 AM ET

Prediction: correct Henderson   correct Decision  


All im going to say right now is i thought Edgar won. I'll watch it again and give scores tomorrow.


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