lol..why are any of you all shocked by this? UFC has always been "you have to beat the champ to take his belt" trying to out score him has never worked. Look at Tim S can't think of his last name I know it starts with an s, he always backed up and played D and won every fight till he got beat to shit by randy couture.
what sucks is that not only did Shogun land more strikes, control the pace, assert himself any time he wanted, but here's some borrowed judging...
- Joe Rogan and Goldberg gave the fight to Shogun.
Dana White: "I thought Shogun won".
Link with video:
Dana White "I thought Shogun won the fight." [video]
MMA journalists and websites
FightMetric: 49-47 Rua
Yahoo Sports / Cagewriter: 48-47 Rua
BloodyElbow : 48-47 Rua
USAToday: 48-47 Rua, 49-46 Rua
MMA Fanhouse / Michael David Smith: 48-47 Rua
MMATorch : 48-47 Rua
MMAJunkie : 49-46 or 48-47 Rua
MMAMania : 50-45 Rua
5 Ounces of Pain : Rua (no score given)
Fightlinker -- Rua (no score given)
ProMMA.Info: 50-45 Rua
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Rua (48-47 Rua)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Rua (48-47 Rua)
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Rua (50-45 Rua)