Frankie Edgar was awarded his 24th win at UFC Vegas 7 and his record will show he won his bantamweight debut. But, Pedro Munhoz seems pretty certain that in fact, he was the one who took Saturday’s headliner.

Munhoz says he won “without a doubt”

As many predicted would be the case, Edgar and Munhoz went to war in the main event. Munhoz pressed forward right out of the gate, and fought behind a stiff jab, leg kicks and hooks.

Edgar, meanwhile, countered with a tonne of lateral movement, flurries and some wrestling.

Well, although both men landed plenty of punishing shots in the thrilling fight, it looked like Munhoz had done enough to win the fight. But, after 25 minutes, two judges awarded the bout to Edgar and one had it for Munhoz.

Well, while speaking to the press after the card, Munhoz relayed his contention he won the bout (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, 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.”

Now, was Munhoz robbed on Saturday? That seems like a stretch, given how competitive the fight was. But, there’s certainly reasons to believe that only one judge had it right.

If you look at the stats, Munhoz outscored Edgar in four of the five rounds with strikes. The only round Edgar landed more was round two. Overall, Munhoz landed 166 significant strikes while Edgar scored with 135.

Edgar did  take Munhoz down twice, but he was never able to keep the rugged fighter down for long.


And, while talking about who he hopes to fight next, Munhoz floated the possibility of a rematch.

“I’m always down to fight anyone,” Munhoz said. “I never chose any opponent. I’m down to fight anyone, any time.

That would be good to get the rematch. Right now just go back home and be mad for a couple days. I’m very grateful for what I do and the people around me.”

Since it was a really entertaining fight, and how close it was, you would think a rematch would be welcomed by a lot of fans. But, it likely won’t happen.

The UFC will probably tap Edgar for a bout with another top contender, which could even serve as a title shot eliminator.

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