Anytime we get a split decision from the judges for a high level Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) main event bout, such as the one that occurred last night (Sat., June 15, 2013) at UFC 161: "Evans vs. Henderson" when Rashad Evans was awarded one such victory over Dan Henderson in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, we're going to pass along the Fight Metric Report.
That's because it's a useful tool in determining who had the statistical edge in the bout.
So let's take a look at just that, shall we? And remember to head on over to Fight Metric to get a look at the entire Report as well as a detailed explanation on their methods.
Here's the striking report for all three rounds:
And the grappling report:
Finally, the performance ratings for each fighter:
As you can see, the report agrees with the judges decision to award the bout to Evans with a score of 29-28, though neither fighter turned in a truly great performance.
Maniacs, what do you think? Agree with Fight Metric and the judges here?