On a night where eight of the card’s 11 fights went to the scorecards, it was only a matter of time before the three judges fumbled one of the decisions. Unfortunately for Takanori Gomi, they saved their error for his scrap against Diego Sanchez (pictured).
Although Gomi landed more significant strikes and total strikes in all three rounds than “The Dream,” the hometown boy was homered for a split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) defeat.
“How the f*** did Diego win that fight!? Crazy s***,” UFC president Dana White tweeted immediately after the verdict was rendered.
UFC on FUEL TV 8 took place inside Saitama Super Arena in Japan.
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Video: Highlights: UFC on Fuel 8: Sanchez – Gomi