What was in the water last night in Chicago?
It was reported by UFC president Dana White shortly following the UFC on Fox 2: Evans vs. Davis event had concluded that Chris Weidman, who stepped up on short notice to take on Demian Maia on the night’s main card, had not beaten Maia by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27), as was initially announced by Bruce Buffer, but had actually defeated the Brazilian by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27).
This morning, F4WOnline reports that the Weidman-Maia decision wasn’t the only judges’ decision to be rendered or read incorrectly, as apparently there was an error in getting across the correct result of the night’s co-main event, which pitted middleweights Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping against one another.
Originally and controversially read as a unanimous decision in Sonnen’s favor, with scores of 30-27, 29-28, and 29-28 all going for the Oregonian. As it’s being reported, the actual scorecards show a different story, one that much better reflects what happened in the fight. According to F4WOnline, two judges gave rounds one and three to Sonnen, with Bisping taking the second, while the third judge scored it unanimously for Bisping.
UFC on Fox 2 went down at the United Center in Chicago last night; for full results from the event, click here.