UFC’s Noche UFC event witnessed an electrifying showdown in the main event, as Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko clashed once again, resulting in a thrilling split draw at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The pivotal moment of the match came in Round 5 when a remarkable 10-8 scorecard emerged, ultimately leading to the deadlock. The judges’ scorecards painted an intriguing picture, with one giving it 48-47 in favor of champion Grasso, and another also at 48-47 but in favor of the former champ Shevchenko.
Here are the official scores for the epic Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2 battle: Mike Bell rendered a score of 47-47, providing a stark contrast to Sal D’Amato’s 48-47, which leaned in favor of Shevchenko. Meanwhile, Junichiro Kamijo sided with Grasso at 48-47 (courtesy of UFC).
In the lead-up to the fifth round, the seasoned MMA judges were in unanimous agreement regarding the scoring. Bell, D’Amato, and Kamijo all saw Shevchenko dominating Rounds 1, 3, and 4, while they acknowledged Grasso’s supremacy in Rounds 2 and 5. However, it was that decisive 10-8 score in favor of Grasso in the fifth round that caused the match to end in a 47-47 draw. This twist of fate meant that Shevchenko would have secured the victory had it not been for that wide margin score.
The fighters themselves held diverse opinions about the official result, but one thing they could all agree on was the sheer entertainment and drama that unfolded during this UFC flyweight rematch. This fight marked Shevchenko’s quest for redemption after a previous submission loss to Grasso at UFC 285, adding an extra layer of intensity and intrigue to this already highly-anticipated showdown.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2 draw
What was the outcome of the Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2 fight at Noche UFC?
The Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2 fight at Noche UFC ended in a split draw. It was a highly competitive matchup that kept fans on the edge of their seats, with a dramatic 10-8 score in Round 5 playing a pivotal role in the final decision.
How did the judges score the fight?
The veteran MMA judges had a consensus on the fight’s scoring up until the fifth round. Mike Bell scored it 47-47, Sal D’Amato favored Shevchenko with a 48-47 score, and Junichiro Kamijo leaned towards Grasso with a 48-47 score. This disagreement led to the split draw.
Why did the 10-8 score in Round 5 matter?
The 10-8 score in Round 5, in favor of Grasso, was a game-changer. It significantly impacted the overall scorecards, ultimately resulting in the draw. Without this score, Shevchenko would have won the fight.
What was at stake for Valentina Shevchenko in this fight?
How did the fighters react to the official result?
The fighters had mixed reactions to the official result, reflecting the intense and close nature of the match. However, they all acknowledged the excitement and drama that unfolded during this high-stakes UFC rematch.