Hard to call that third. I think Chimaev gets this decision but can’t see there being complaints either way.
I agree. That's why I said 19-19 after round two. Chimaev took the third but was very close.I think Burns took the second personally....but I do think Chimaev was good for the win, but only just. His striking was that more accurate.
Their grappling game just totally cancelled each other out. I don't think that'll be the case with anyone else in the division.
Great test for Chimaev, proved his striking ability, and his chin. Needs to up his conditioning a bit though. Can't finish in one round all the time!
Yan and Sterling was close, I had it to Sterling but then I'm a fan of scoring rounds retrospectively. I'd go for 10-10 round 1, 10-8 round two and the rest 10-9 with Yan winning 2 rounds 10-9 giving Sterling the victory. Right man won and they'll need to do it again I think.
I agree with round 1 being a draw - I think too many judges feel obliged to give each round one way or the other - mind you having said that no-one would have been happy with a draw after the way the first fight ended!
Did you used to watch it during work time? Nice one if soNew job means no more night shifts so it’ll be a catch-up Sunday morning but looking forward to the main event and Chandler vs Ferguson.