Why Jose Aldo won round 5:
It seems there has been a debate deeming yet another Frankie Edgar fight controversial. I don't see the controversy and personally scored the fight 48-47 for Aldo giving him rounds 1, 2, and 5.
One of the biggest rounds that is being debated a the moment is 3. I did not feel Jose did enough aside from the front kick to win the round and felt Edgar won that round and clearly won round 4 making the fight even through 4 rounds.
So here is a little breakdown of why I feel Aldo won the 5th round thus securing the decision victory.
First lets take a look at the statistical breakdown:
Total Head Strikes:
Aldo: 14/55(6 power, 8 Jab)
Edgar: 8/58(3 power, 5 jabs)
Statistically speaking, Edgar threw and landed at a slightly higher rate; However Aldo's head strikes, which were of a much higher significance landed at a higher rate.
Aldo threw 6 power strikes to the head compared to Edgar's 3 including a superman punch that was clearly the most significant of the round.
Edgar was the more aggressive fighter, but he didn't overly land at a higher rate and did nothing signifigant to give him the round.
Significant Moments of the round:
-4:08: Aldo scores upstairs with a straight jab
-3:55: Aldo stuffs takedown
-3:15: Aldo stuffs takedown, eats small knee in process
-1:19: Aldo lands big counter
-0.40-0.00 Aldo dips everything Frankie throws(Anderson Silva mode)
-0.05: Aldo lands superman punch, flushesh shot of the round
-3:48: Edgar scores with a jab upstairs
-2:40-2:29: Edgar lands 2 signifigant leg kicks
-1:40: Edgar lands upstairs with a counter
-1:03: Edgar lands a nice combo
So, why did Frankie win round 5 in your opinion? I am still having trouble seeing how Frankie won the round, perhaps you can shed some light on what I'm missing.