This past Saturday night UFC 156 took place in Las Vegas. The main card was stacked and was headlined by a featherweight title fight between Champion Jose Aldo and former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar. It was Frankie’s 7th straight title fight, but his first at 145, a weight many have long held as his natural home.
It was an intense battle and after 5 rounds all three judges gave the fight to Aldo. iJF User Consensus gave the edge to Edgar 48-47.
Let’s take a quick look at how our community differed with the professionals.
-Judges Adelaide Bird, Jeff Collins, & Junichiro Kamijo all gave the first three frames to Jose Aldo. 97% if users agreed with the judges for the first 2 rounds but a slight majority (56%) went with Edgar on round 3.
-89% of users also agreed with the all three judges and gave the 4th round to Edgar.
Round 5 was extremely close. Two of the three judges gave Aldo the round 10-9, whereas two thirds of the community gave the final round to Edgar.
In my humble opinion an argument could have been made for either fighter in that last round. It was a great fight and I look forward to seeing both of these fighters back in action.
For a more detailed breakdown of how the judges scored the fight, as well as media scores, check out MMA Decisions.
Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva’s surprise 3rd round knockout was given high marks by iJF users “Average Finish Rating” refers to how impressive users felt the stoppage was. In this case Bigfoot scored and impressive 8.6 out of 10. Going into the 3rd round, 100% of users had Overeem leading 20-18.
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