Kelvin Gastelum disagrees with judges scoring of loss

Kelvin Gastelum thinks his UFC on ESPN 29 major occasion bout with Jared Cannonier was scored incorrectly by the judges.

Gastelum (16-8 MMA, 11-8 UFC) suffered a unanimous choice defeat to Cannonier (14-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) in Saturday’s middleweight headliner on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. He misplaced 48-47 scores from all three judges in a bout that featured a handful of momentum swings.

Though “The Final Fighter 17” winner Gastelum began and completed the combat sturdy, Cannonier had essentially the most vital second of the combat with a third-round knockdown. Cannonier was additionally credited with 81 significant strikes landed over 5 rounds, whereas Gastelum had the better output with 89 vital strikes landed.

Gastelum apparently thinks his physique of labor was higher and felt he ought to’ve left the octagon together with his hand raised. He expressed as a lot on social media after the bout (by way of Twitter):

I believe I received however no matter …

It’s clear each athletes and their groups noticed the combat in a different way. Nook cameras on the stay broadcast noticed Gastelum’s head coach, Rafael Cordeiro, inform him he was up three rounds to at least one going into the ultimate body. Cannonier’s head coach, John Crouch, informed his fighter he was forward by the identical rating going into the ultimate 5 minutes.

In the end, although, the three judges sitting cageside – Mike Bell, Sal D’amato, and Junichiro Kamijo – all noticed it the identical means, and they’re the one opinions that matter on this occasion.

Regardless of being on the mistaken finish of the official scorecards, Gastelum congratulated his opponent for his efforts in one other tweet after the combat:

Congratulations to Jared Cannonier on a really aggressive combat!
Small changes and we’re again on prime!
Tonight simply proved that! We’re very near being the perfect on the planet.
Virtually there & On to the following one!

Gastelum is now 1-5 in his previous six octagon appearances courting again to April 2019.

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