If you thought this fight would be boring and skipped out on purchasing the show, you missed a hell of a main event. Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard went to war in a fight that was so close it was ruled a split draw on scores of 48-46, 46-48 and 47-47.
Immediate rematch anyone?
The first round saw one of the most dominant performances of Gray Maynard's career. He came out and landed a huge shot that rocked the champion. He didn't get the finish but he kicked off the fight with a bang.
Somehow the champion "Answered" the bell for the second frame. Not only that, he came out throwing shots that were landing clean and doing damage to his much bigger challenger. Oh and he also landed a huge takedown slam.
It only got better as the fight wore on.
Edgar used his speed, which he had back after getting rocked in the first round, to score points in and out like so many initially predicted. But it was Maynard who "Bullied" his way to a winning frame.
Round four and it was Edgar again, making his charge. He landed a takedown and locked on a tight guillotine that looked like it might end the fight to complete an amazing come-from-behind win.
No way. Not in a fight this close.
Maynard fought his way out and survived another takedown to make it to the fifth and deciding round.
Both fighters stayed the course and landed shot for shot. It was nearly impossible to tell who was getting the better of who. Maynard missed a few takedowns and it appeared Edgar did as well.
By the time it was over, it looked too close to tell who won.
In fact, it was.
One of the judges scored it for Edgar while the other scored it for Maynard. The deciding judge gave out a rare 47-47 scorecard. A rematch seems the only way to settle this once and for all.
And you know what? I think everyone will be buying it next time.