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Sunday, Aug 23, 2020

Pedro Munhoz Says “Without a Doubt” he Beat Frankie Edgar

Pedro Munhoz (photo via UFC / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Officially, Pedro Munhoz incurred his second straight loss at UFC Vegas 7, but the bantamweight contender says that shouldn’t be the case.

Munhoz faced former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar in the main event, who was making his bantamweight debut. After five, action packed rounds, two of the judges scored the fight for Edgar, and one had it for Munhoz.

While talking to the media afterward, the rugged vet took issue with the decision (quotes via MMA Junkie).

“Without a doubt (I won),” Munhoz said. “I was just right now with the doctor getting some stitches, and some of my coaches, Dan Lambert, he was just showing me 17 of the media scores. Of 20 of the media scores (on MMADecisions.com), 17 gave me the fight. So only three gave to him. Then I saw in the punching scores I had the first, the third, the fourth, and the fifth rounds. It is what it is.”

“Not even (just) the leg kicks,” Munhoz said. “I was hurting him with the jab. I chased him for five rounds. He got a couple takedowns, but he couldn’t do anything with the takedowns, and I got back up right away. I was looking for the finish.”

According to UFC Stats, Munhoz outstruck Edgar in four of the five rounds. Edgar completed two takedowns in the fight.

The 33-year-old Munnoz, who was coming off a decision loss to Aljamain Sterling last June, saw his record fall to 18-5.

The 38-year-old Edgar moved his record to 24-8-1 with the win.

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:02 am
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