The MMA Community was up early this morning, well at least fans in North America, this to watch today’s UFC Fight Night event from Singapore.
The event was headlined by a welterweight showdown featuring streaking division contender Leon Edwards taking on the always dangerous veteran Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.
Leon Edwards entered today’s contest riding a five-fight win streak, while his opponent Donald Cerrone had gone just 1-3 over his past four octagon appearances.
The highly anticipated welterweight main event was a back and forth affair that would end up going the full twenty-five minutes.
Edwards started off very strongly, arguably winning the contests first three rounds.
However, “Cowboy” would make a late charge which had many fans and analysts debating how the fight would be scored overall.
Here is how the MMA Community reacted to today’s UFC Singapore main event:
I have that 3-2 Leon Edwards, but could see anything happening from 4-1 Edwards to 3-2 Cerrone.
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) June 23, 2018
Cerrone takes the final round for me. I've got it 49-46 for Edwards who goes the distance in a 5 round fight for the first time in his career. Will be interesting to see the judges scorecards here. You could make a case for Cerrone taking rounds 3 and 4 too.
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) June 23, 2018
— Drake Riggs (@Dre_Kriggs) June 23, 2018
No bonus for Donald Cerrone for the sixth consecutive fight. That's the longest stretch of his 38-fight UFC/WEC tenure without earning any extra fight-night cash. #UFCSingapore
— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) June 23, 2018
Cowboy's #UFC record is now 20-8.
Every fighter in the top 23 of most UFC bouts has at least 7 losses (except Frankie Edgar, who has 6).#randomstat
— Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) June 23, 2018
“Jorge is sleeping,” Kawa said.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 23, 2018
Congratulations @Leon_edwardsmma great fight!! Keep flying the flag for Birmingham.
— Scott Adkins (@TheScottAdkins) June 23, 2018
Incredible fight! #UFCSingapore
— Jade Morris (@JadeMorrisMMA) June 23, 2018