A close, competitive fight between ex-champ T.J. Dillashaw and Cory Sandhagen led to a split with the judges, but it was Dillashaw who captured two of three scorecards to take the win in the UFC Vegas 32 headliner.
Dillashaw earned two scores of 48-47 while one judge dissented for Sandhagen by the same score. Official scorecards released by the UFC after the event show judges were unified on all but the final two rounds of the five-round main event.
Judges Derek Cleary, Sal D’Amato and Junichiro Kamijo – all veteran MMA judges who’ve scored dozens of high-profile UFC fights – had the fight at 29-28 heading into the fourth round, with Dillashaw taking Rounds 1 and 3 and Sandhagen capturing Round 2.
In the fourth round, Cleary and D’Amato had Sandhagen taking the 10-9 score, while Kamijo had it for Dillashaw by the same tally. And in the fifth and final round, it was Cleary and Kamijo who gave Sandhagen the 10-9 score with D’Amato dissenting for Dillashaw.
According to MMA Decisions, 17 of 23 media outlets scored the fight 48-47 for Sandhagen.
Check out the official scorecard below.
#UFCVegas32 Official Scorecard: Cory Sandhagen vs TJ Dillashaw— UFC News (@UFCNews) July 25, 2021
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