The PeachMachine is back to re-score Aldo Vs Edgar from UFC 156.
(If you’re not familiar with the True Ten, you can read the guide to the scoring system.)
UFC 156 – February 2, 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada
We’re coming up on a huge UFC stretch, and today we look back at a classic fight that involves two of the big names that will be in action this weekend. Of course, we all know Jose Aldo will be in the main event at UFC 194 against Conor McGregor, but Frankie Edgar is in the number one contender’s match against Chad Mendes the night before on the TUF 22 Season Finale. We could potentially see this match again at UFC 200, if both men are victorious.
Round 1: This round is pretty even midway with a slight edge to Aldo who has connected with a handful of good jabs. Now Aldo unloads some leg kicks, and it’s got me thinking about Conor. Can he survive those bad boys? Not much damage but Aldo won the round. 10-9 Aldo.
Round 2: Round two is more of the same. Edgar is pushing forward but Aldo is picking him apart and stuffing takedowns. This was Aldo’s round for sure, but Frankie cracked him one that put him on his butt, which kept me from giving it a 10-8. 10-9 Aldo.
Round 3: Edgar dives for a takedown and it’s stuffed. Aldo hit him with a front kick right in the nose that didn’t even faze Frankie. He really is iron (Fe). If this Aldo enters the cage, Conor is in trouble. He’s calm and calculated and untouchably fast. However, Aldo seemed to get tired the final 90 seconds. I’d call this a pretty even round so I’m scoring it a 10-10.
Round 4: Aldo is really defensive here. Edgar’s pace is starting to wear on Aldo, but Aldo’s kicks are so dangerous and unique. This is Frankie’s round at the midway point. Edgar gets him with a takedown but Aldo popped right back up. 10-9 Edgar.
Round 5: Edgar is pushing forward but Aldo isn’t moving back. Edgar is opening up and connected with a right. Aldo keeps stuffing takedowns. Halfway in and it’s pretty even. Aldo just had more power than Edgar. With that and the reach advantage, Edgar couldn’t do enough damage. I think this round was 10-10.
True Ten Result: Aldo 49-48
Official Result: Aldo wins via Unanimous Decision on scores of 49-46, 49-46, and 48-47.
Judges: Adalaide Byrd scores it 49-46 giving Edgar only round four, Jeff Collins scores it 48-47 giving rounds four and five to Edgar, and Junichiro Kamijo scores it 49-46 also giving Edgar only round four. Not much dissension.
Media decision: Only one member of the media scored it in favor of Edgar. The vast majority had it 48-47 for Aldo, probably giving him the fifth because it didn’t matter.