What’s Next For Pedro Munhoz Following Frankie Edgar Loss?

His bantamweight debut a long time coming, Frankie Edgar made the most of his opportunity. This past weekend at UFC on ESPN 15, “The Answer” (24-8-1) beat Pedro Munhoz (18-5, 1 NC) via split decision. The judges scored the bout 48-47, 46-49, 48-47. Social media was going crazy as several fighters and fans thought that Munhoz had won.

They weren’t alone.

Munhoz himself thought he did enough to win the contest. Munhoz landed 165 strikes while Edgar landed 135. It was the leg kicks by Munhoz (44) that impressed, as he would get Edgar to stumble at various points. The 33-year-old believes Edgar’s status and bad officiating were the reasons he got the win. He would state on Instagram:

“I’ve always done my talking in the octagon but this needs to be said. I work too hard to get screwed by poor judges who have no training and even less accountability. Look at the stats and the damage. Look at the 17 of 20 media sites who agreed I won, 7 of which had it 49-46. Tell me how the deciding judge gave round 3 to Frankie. He’s a legend, but I won that fight and want a rematch now @danawhite”

 

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I’ve always done my talking in the octagon but this needs to be said. I work too hard to get screwed by poor judges who have no training and even less accountability. Look at the stats and the damage. Look at the 17 of 20 media sites who agreed I won, 7 of which had it 49-46. Tell me how the deciding judge gave round 3 to Frankie. He’s a legend, but I won that fight and want a rematch now @danawhite 🇧🇷 Sempre falei dentro octagon, nas minhas atitudes, mas isso precisa ser dito. Eu trabalho muito para ser prejudicado por juízes ruins que não têm treinamento e ainda menos responsabilidade. Veja as estatísticas e os danos. Veja os 17 dos 20 sites de mídia que concordaram que eu ganhei, 7 dos quais tinham 49-46. Diga-me como o juiz decidiu ter dado o terceiro round para o Frankie. Ele é uma lenda, mas ganhei essa luta e quero uma revanche agora @ufc

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The loss was Munhoz’s second in a row, and he is 3-2 in his last five fights.

Edgar, the former UFC Lightweight Champion, was fighting in his third weight class after appearing in the featherweight division. He is now 2-2 in his last four fights, while also ending a two-fight losing streak. He is hoping to win a few more fights before getting back into title contention.

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