A 10-8 score in Round 5 led to the draw, cancelling out a 48-47 tally for champ Grasso and 48-47 tally for ex-champ Shevchenko.
Below are the official scores for Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2, with Mike Bell scoring the fight 47-47 opposite Sal D’Amato’s 48-47 for Shevchenko and Junichiro Kamijo’s 48-47 for Grasso (courtesy of UFC).
The veteran MMA judges were already in disagreement before the fifth round. Bell and D’Amato scored Rounds 1, 3, and 4 for Shevchenko, while Kamijo had the fight split at two rounds apiece for each fighter. Bell’s 10-8 for Grasso in the fifth led to the 47-47 draw, meaning Shevchenko would have won the fight via split decision were it not for the wide score margin.
Fighters were mixed on the official result, though they were all entertained by the drama of the UFC flyweight championship rematch, which saw Shevchenko try to rebound from a submission loss to Grasso at UFC 285.