UFC on ESPN 15 ‘Munhoz vs. Edgar’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

By Jay Pettry Aug 22, 2020
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Timur Valiev (140) vs. Trevin Jones (139.5)

Round 1

Welcome back fight fans to another installment of the UFC, in the form of UFC on ESPN 15 also known as UFC Vegas 7. We begin the now nine-fight card with a 140-pound catchweight contest, as “Lucky” Valiev (16-2, 0-0 UFC) finds himself lucky to still be on the card after former opponent Mark Striegl tested positive for COVID-19 – in Striegl’s place is fellow debutant “5 Star” Jones (12-6, 0-0 UFC). Referee Chris Tognoni will oversee the action in the card opener, and with a touch of gloves and a sign of relief on Valiev’s face that he’s finally fighting in the UFC, away we go! Valiev paws out with a leg kick, and then catches one that comes back at him to unload a power right hand. Jones skitters out of the way in time, and the two break apart and re-engage. Jones stalks him to the cage, but Valiev lets fly a pair of kicks from each leg to get his opponent’s attention. Jones gives him a low kick, and Valiev fires off a body kick and then a head kick that ricochets off his brilliant bleach blonde hair. The Russian kicks at him a few more times and sticks his tongue out, as they are starting to do some damage. Jones swings back with some kicks and ends a combination with a failed axe kick, and Valiev dances out of the way and stings him back. “Lucky” spins with a wheel kick and it rings off his man’s dome, but Jones’ chin stays intact as he circles away. Valiev works the body and head as Jones covers up, and barely misses a question mark kick that zings brushes past the hair. Valiev blasts him with a body shot, and Jones crumbles in pain. Valiev unleashes a fury with dozens of unanswered, powerful strikes, including a barrage of thudding body shots. Valiev racks him with a head kick while Jones has his hand guarding his waist, and he is teeing off on his damaged opponent. Jones tries to swing back but it is one-and-done, and Valiev gathers himself and attacks again. When Valiev spins for a back fist, Jones hits a quick takedown to ride out the rest of the round and survive.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-8 Valiev
Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-8 Valiev
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-8 Valiev

Round 2

They touch gloves, and Jones delivers a body kick and a few punches over the top to begin the second frame. As he presses in, Valiev lifts up a knee and catches him on the chin, but Jones eats it and keeps going to try to take the fight down. Valiev gains separation and kicks at him from a distance, going high and low at will. Valiev works the body again, and Jones keeps a poker face but as Valiev rips it with kicks, he gets the reaction he is looking for. Valiev lets off the body to tear up the legs with a few kicks, and then goes over the top for good measure. Jones bites down on his mouthpiece, swinging and blasting Valiev with a right hook while Valiev is measuring a leg kick. Valiev topples over like a fainting goat, and Jones dives into his guard and starts slamming punches and hammerfists on Valiev’s head. The Russian is in a daze, with his mouth wide open looking around as he keeps getting drilled on the chin. “5 Star” keeps his foot on the gas until Tognoni has seen enough, awarding the win and massive upset to the man coming in on extremely short notice. Valiev is so hurt that after Tognoni stops it, he tries to go after a takedown. What a way to introduce yourself to the UFC, Trevin Jones.

The Official Result

Trevin Jones def. Timur Valiev R2 1:59 via TKO (Punches)

Matt Semelsberger (170.5) vs. Carlton Minus (170)

Round 1

Shifting gears to the welterweight division but keeping with the theme of two UFC newcomers battling it out, “Semi the Jedi” Semelsberger (6-2, 0-0 UFC) looks to use his Jedi mind tricks on one-time PFL competitor Minus (10-1, 1 NC; 0-0 UFC). Our referee is Mark Smith, who will keep things clean between these two. They touch gloves, and Semelsberger starts off with a low kick and gets countered with a straight left. The mullet of Semelsberger waves behind him as he stalks down Minus and fires off a left-right that just grazes the chin of his opponent. Minus backs off and sticks him with a right hand, and on his way out, he catches a hard low kick. Semelsberger steps forward with a front kick and eats another right hand, only to reset and land another leg kick. Semelsberger rips the body with a left and chains it into a longer combination with an uppercut up the middle and a few powerful strikes. Minus fires back and opens up a cut under Semelsberger’s left eye, but he is unconcerned as he takes the center of the cage and kicks. Minus scores again with a stern right hand, and he is countered but his lands with more impact. “Semi the Jedi” uses the force – of his right hand as he clips Minus backing away. The two stand together and trade, and Semelsberger furiously attacks to the body and head as Minus backs away to protect himself. The two men reset in the center of the cage and Semelsberger lets fly a right hand that Minus rolls with. They land simultaneous left hands, and Semelsberger gives chase and gets off a few more punches in another combination as Minus tries and fails to give it back to him. Minus gathers himself and gets off a jab, but Semelsberger winds up with a right hand that gets his attention. Semelsberger pours it on to the body and head, and Minus is wearing it well but is forced to play defense. Minus paws out a few jabs, and Semelsberger walks through them to swing heavy leather. A hard body kick from Semelsberger catches Minus on the liver, and Minus’ hand drops immediately to protect against another. They swing it out to the bell.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Semelsberger
Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Semelsberger
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Semelsberger

Round 2

A glove touch is immediately followed by a left hand from Semelsberger, and Minus does not like that so he fires back at him. They begin to go tit-for-tat with long straight punches, and both land with success until Minus is forced to retreat. Semelsberger walks forward and gets off a body kick and a pair of leg kicks, with a third low kick getting checked. Semelsberger whiffs on a big left hook and gets countered, and as Minus backs away he lands a few peppering punches. Semelsberger sits down on a leg kick and fakes another right after to draw a reaction and decides to go over the top. Minus sees the punches coming and defends himself well, jabbing his way out but eating a right hand. Semelsberger digs to the body with another kick, and when Minus tries to deliver one back, Semelsberger catches him with a picture-perfect right hand to drop Minus. “Clutch” hits the ground and Semelsberger instantly jumps down to take his damaged opponent’s back. “Semi the Jedi” tries to force choke him with a rear-naked choke attempt, but Minus wills his way out of the position and tries to punch him while Semelsberger holds his back. Semelsberger has a body lock set up, and Minus flails his arms behind him to try to fluster his opponent. Instead, Semelsberger goes after the choke again, and Minus brilliantly times an explosion to burst to his feet. Semelsberger does not let him off the hook and attacks, but Minus absorbs them without issue and sticks him and moves. Minus tries to ride his gaining momentum and Semelsberger clips him with a left hook, and Minus’ knees get weak but he shakes it out. Minus wings a right hook and backs off, and he successfully avoids the barrage at the end of the round.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-8 Semelsberger
Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-8 Semelsberger
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Semelsberger

Round 3

The two welterweights get down to business immediately, slamming hooks on the side of one another’s heads with reckless abandon. Minus fires off a body kick and avoids the counter right this time, but when Minus exchanges again, Semelsberger lands that counter he is looking for. Minus smacks him with a looping right hook, and Semelsberger is completely unfazed as he walks forward to attack. He stings Minus with a short elbow, and Minus evades the shots that follow and lands a reaching right. “Clutch” gets off a few clutch punches to put Semelsberger on the defensive for a moment, and Semelsberger lets an overhand counter rip. The two clash together and Semelsberger tumbles to the canvas, and he gets back up and the two touch gloves. Minus lands a solid left, but Semelsberger counters with one to the body. Semelsberger scores a hard knee to the body, and when Minus tries to make him pay, “Semi the Jedi” force pushes him down to land a takedown. Minus tries to walk up the cage, and in the process he gives up his back, so Semelsberger kicks his leg out from beneath him. Minus scrambles and spins about, all while evading the right hook swinging towards his face. Minus launches a windmilling right hook, and Semelsberger leans back and pops him in the chops with a straight left hand. The power strikes continue to come from Semelsberger, but they are more in the form of one-hitter quitters while Minus is content to touch him. They trade jabs and decide it is time to slug it out in a proverbial phone booth, with both men landing flush as they stand before one another. They separate, and Semelsberger rushes him with a flying knee and a stream of looping punches that follow. Minus shrugs them off and fires right back, and Semelsberger swings so hard that Minus takes his back. Time expires before he can do anything with it.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Semelsberger (30-26 Semelsberger)
Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Semelsberger (30-26 Semelsberger)
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Semelsberger (30-27 Semelsberger)

The Official Result

Matt Semelsberger def. Carlton Minus via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)

Jordan Wright (200) vs. Isaac Villanueva (205.5)

Round 1

With no heavyweight bout scheduled for tonight, the heaviest bouts will take place at light heavyweight, in the first of a trio sprinkled throughout the card as ex-heavyweight Villanueva (17-10, 0-1 UFC) tries to play the Robin Shou foil against “The Beverly Hills Ninja” Wright (10-0, 1 NC; 0-0 UFC). Drawing the assignment for what could be a quick one is referee Jason Herzog, who will hold on tight as these two finishers toe the line. They do not bother touching gloves, and Villanueva walks forward to hunt for something. Wright spins and blasts Villanueva on the top of the head with a wheel kick, sending “Hurricane Ike” crashing to the canvas fast. Villanueva springs back up, and he rushes face-first into a plethora of blistering knees from Wright. “The Beverly Hills Ninja” keeps kneeing him in the face while Villanueva has him mashed on the fence, and a cut has been busted open on Villanueva’s face somewhere. Blood is flowing fast, and the two start slugging it out to separate until Herzog pauses the fight to check on the cut. Villanueva’s eyebrow is split wide open, and the doctor takes one look at it and waves off the fight, as it is deep and in a bad place. Villanueva is crestfallen, but there is no way that fight could reasonably continue with the nasty cut in that place. Wright is still undefeated, and has still recorded all of his wins by stoppage.

The Official Result

Jordan Wright def. Isaac Villanueva R1 1:31 via TKO (Doctor Stoppage)

Mizuki Inoue (115.5) vs. Amanda Lemos (115.5)

Round 1

Headlining the preliminary portion of the event is what should be a fun strawweight scrap between Japanese grappler Inoue (14-5, 1-0 UFC) and heavy-handed Brazilian striker Lemos (7-1-1, 1-1 UFC). The Octagon ranger is Jason Herzog again, and there is a respectful glove touch before these women go to battle. Inoue opens up with a leg kick, and Lemos gives one back that is much harder. Inoue wades forward and gets tagged with a few hooks on the way in, but successfully dodges a head kick that soars past her. They land punches at the same time, and Lemos clips her and backs off out of range. Inoue eats several hard punches, and she takes a spinning back elbow but presses forward into the clinch. Inoue gives her a few short knees to deal with, and Lemos tries to wing an elbow but skims past her opponent’s hair. Inoue keeps kneeing her just enough to stave off referee intervention, and Lemos drives a stern knee to Inoue’s torso. Inoue steps back to start swinging, and Lemos stands still and fires off a series of punches that Inoue blocks one after the other. Lemos backs off and lands a few leg kicks, and eats a right hand but slings four back. Inoue pushes forward again with a punch, and Lemos lands a body kick and a follow-up one-two that sets Inoue on her backside. The Brazilian dives in to Inoue’s guard and starts nailing her with knees, but Inoue throws her legs up to set up an armbar. Lemos stands up to get out of danger, and she lets Inoue return to her feet so she doesn’t have to deal with a submission threat. Lemos kicks at the knee and then fires up a head kick, and even blocked the impact makes Inoue take a few steps to recover. Inoue rushes forward to squeeze her to the fence, and Lemos throws her to the ground. She stands up and dives down to elbow Inoue in the face as the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Lemos
Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Lemos
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Lemos

Round 2

The two touch gloves to check in the second frame, and Inoue takes a pair of leg kicks while trying to make her way in. The Brazilian keeps kicking from a distance, with a body kick and a front kick to the midsection to keep Inoue at bay. Inoue sticks her with a right hand as she presses in to clinch up, and she leaves her neck out a little too far, leading Lemos to try to set up a guillotine choke. Lemos bails on it when Inoue fights it off, and the fighter from Japan presses her weight on her opponent while bringing up a few knees and short punches. Herzog thinks about separating them, and Inoue cracks her with a trio of elbows to make him take a step back and allow them to continue. Inoue digs to the body with a few punches, but Lemos sets up a Thai clinch and starts swinging knees and elbows to force a separation. Inoue stays tight as if she has been glued to her opponent, giving a few knees and eventually trying to trip Lemos down. Lemos stands up and lifts Inoue’s leg in the air to slam her down. Inoue keeps a wide guard as she is already hunting for an armbar again, and when she nearly sets up a triangle, Lemos pulls out of it in time. Lemos is unable to get off more than few strikes, mostly elbows, while Inoue is attacking off her back. When Inoue tries to get into a slugfest with her, Lemos postures up and delivers an elbow square on the jaw. Inoue eats it and rolls through to stand up. Lemos starts unloading on her, and zings a spinning back elbow that Inoue practically laughs at to clinch her up. The clinch is where this round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Lemos
Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Lemos
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Lemos

Round 3

The two clap hands to open the third, and Inoue walks in with a heavy leg kick. They kick at the same time, and Inoue gathers herself to get off a few punches as she wades forward. The Brazilian tries to fight her off with a kick and punches, but Inoue closes the distance fast enough to not take them flush, and we return to the position where much of the fight has been spent. Inoue changes levels low for a double, but Lemos easily stuffs her and pushes her away. Inoue kicks at her, and Lemos lets fly a head kick that gets blocked. Inoue tries to catch a body kick and turn it into a takedown, but Lemos keeps her balance and gets driven back to the fence. Inoue drops in again for a takedown, and Lemos stands her up without much effort. Inoue commits to a few knees on the inside, and Lemos briefly turns her about but gets put back to the cage wall again. Lemos looks frustrated as she is trapped on the cage, and Inoue goes after another double to no avail. Inoue sneaks in a few lefts, and the power strikes from Lemos force Inoue to take a step back and break away. Inoue races in to get clinched again, and Lemos tags her to the head and lead leg, forcing Inoue to stumble and try again. The Japanese fighter practically bulldozes her way into the clinch once more, and Lemos’ frustration is evident on her face. Lemos gets off a few knees on the inside, and the Thai clinch allows her to land some heavier ones that practically lift Inoue off the ground. An elbow from Lemos gets the break she seeks, and like a Terminator, Inoue crashes in to tie her up. Lemos keeps her distance and gets off a few left hands to give Inoue pause, and Inoue stings her with a right hook. Lemos is on her bike as she backs off, and Inoue latches on as we hear the final horn.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Lemos (30-27 Lemos)
Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Lemos (30-27 Lemos)
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Lemos (30-27 Lemos)

The Official Result

Amanda Lemos def. Mizuki Inoue via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Dwight Grant (169.5) vs. Daniel Rodriguez (170.5)

Round 1

Kicking off the main card is a welterweight tilt that was put together after both fighters’ opponents withdrew on Friday, as Grant (10-2, 2-1 UFC) finds himself now facing Rodriguez (12-1, 2-0 UFC). The unexpected match will be officiated by referee Chris Tognoni, and these two strikers appear to be just glad to be fighting someone, anyone, on fight night. They do not touch gloves, as Grant wings a right hand that is just blocked in time. Grant lands hard to the lead leg, and he gets tagged with an overhand left counter. The two trade leg kicks, and when Rodriguez walks forward, “The Body Snatcher” smashes him in the face with a left and then a right hook that makes Rodriguez’ knees fall away beneath him. Grant dives after him and starts slamming him in the face with punches, and Tognoni is keeping a very close eye on things as Grant wails away on him. Rodriguez is doing just enough to survive, and after getting through the worst of it, Rodriguez forces his way up and starts swinging. He clips Grant on the chin, and now it is Grant that is hurt and on wobbly legs. “D-Rod” keeps on him and tries to get his own finish, and Grant stumbles to the fence. Rodriguez cracks him with a vicious left and sends Grant down to the ground. Grant gets to his knees, and four more flush power shots set him back down again. Tognoni sees that Grant may not be there anymore, and he leaps in to stop the fight. That was insane, and an instant contender for “Round of the Year!” What a fight that turned out to be on such short notice.

The Official Result

Daniel Rodriguez def. Dwight Grant R1 2:24 via KO (Punches)

Mariya Agapova (125.5) vs. Shana Dobson (126)

Round 1

The biggest favorite on the card – by an overwhelming margin at -1300 – is UFC women’s flyweight Agapova (9-1, 1-0 UFC) in her second bout inside the Octagon, who will be taking on the sub-.500 TUF 26 competitor “Danger” Dobson (3-4, 1-3 UFC). Some have questioned whether this match should have been sanctioned, but it’s the fight game and anything can happen. Referee Mark Smith will keep a watchful eye on the proceedings. There is a glove touch but Agapova wants to fight, and she fires off a few kicks. Dobson fires back with a few punches, and Agapova boots her in the head. Dobson wobbles and hits a takedown, and Agapova elbows her in the head from her back and flirts with an armbar. She uses the position to stand back up, and Dobson keeps her trapped to the fence and hunts for a single. Agapova knees her to the body and trips Dobson down to land in top position, where she starts raining down elbows. She cracks Dobson with a few elbows, and Dobson kicks her off. Agapova flips away and they get back to their feet, where Dobson cracks her and takes a few kicks in the process. Dobson grabs her and drags her down to the canvas, and she gets into half guard to land a few strikes. Agapova wrestles her around and finds her way on top, but she falls into armbar danger. Agapova stacks her up to protect her arm, and punches her way out. Dobson is still grounded, so Agapova spins around and takes her back, where she quickly fishes for a rear-naked choke as she secures the body lock. Agapova abandons the choke and starts punching Dobson in the side of the head, and as “Danger” tries to kick off, she locks her toes in the cage and gets warned for it. Dobson twists and turns, and Agapova stays latched on to her with a tight body lock. The Kazakh fighter turns around to land on top, and gets off a few punches until the horn sounds.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Agapova
Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Agapova
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Agapova

Round 2

The two touch gloves and start firing, and Dobson gets off a high kick and a front kick, and Agapova takes a deep breath. The Kazakhstani fighter walks forward and bowls Dobson over to get a takedown, and in full guard she looks to catch her breath instead of returning to her furious offensive pace. When Agapova swings an elbow, Dobson powers out and reverses her to top position, where she starts punching Agapova in the back of the head. Smith warns her repeatedly, and Agapova is turtled up as she is taking shots now to the side of the head. Agapova looks like a spent force, and Dobson is mauling her as she takes her back but decides to slide back into mount and keep pounding on her. The punches keep coming from Dobson, and with no way out for Agapova, Smith intervenes to stop the fight. Dobson, +900 underdog, managed to spring one of the biggest upsets in UFC history and smashed a bitter rival in the process.

The Official Result

Shana Dobson def. Mariya Agapova R2 1:38 via TKO (Punches)

Austin Hubbard (156) vs. Joe Solecki (155.5)

Round 1

Dropping down to the lightweight division, Elevation Fight Team product Hubbard (12-4, 2-2 UFC) will look to stave off the surging Solecki (9-2, 1-0 UFC). The third man inside the Octagon will be referee Herb Dean, and the two touch gloves before they start swinging. The two try to find their range early, and when Hubbard throws out a kick, he gets popped with a counter left. Solecki tags him again in an exchange, and clips him at the end of a right hand. He follows the punch with a body kick, and he crowds Hubbard to force him to defend himself and think about a takedown. Solecki grabs him and presses him to the fence, and gets off a few body shots while jockeying for position. He hunts for a single leg takedown, and as Hubbard stuffs it, he turns and gives up his back. Solecki hops on like a backpack, and gets both of his hooks in while leaning against the fence to not tire himself out. Hubbard tries to kick out and swing him off, but he fails and Solecki starts to pummel him with punches from around the back. Solecki transitions into a body triangle, and he keeps landing thudding punches and hints at a choke attempt. Solecki goes after a brute force rear-naked choke that looks more like a neck crank as he goes palm-to-palm, Hubbard stays patient and keeps his neck out of danger. Solecki snakes his arm under the chin and squeezes with all his might, and it is tight as can be. “Thud” has no choice but to tap out to the standing rear-naked choke, and records his seventh victory by submission across his 10 career triumphs.

The Official Result

Joe Solecki def. Austin Hubbard R1 3:51 via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)

Mike Rodriguez (205.5) vs. Marcin Prachnio (205.5)

Round 1

Leaping up to the light heavyweight division, the new co-main event will treat fans to a striker’s delight as “Slow” Rodriguez (10-4, 1 NC; 1-2, 1 NC UFC) are ready to throw down Prachnio (13-4, 0-2 UFC). The two power punchers combine for 18 knockouts – and 21 finishes – across their 23 total victories to date, leading referee Jason Herzog to hold on tight in this one. No glove touch, as Prachnio leads off with two low kicks while Rodriguez strides forward. The American gets off a body kick, and Prachnio targets the lead leg again. Rodriguez tries to throw back and nearly gets countered with a big right hand. Rodriguez throws a few pawing kicks to the lead leg, and Prachnio slaps one back at him hard. “Slow” puts forward a slow front kick that pushes Prachnio back, and Prachnio comes over the top with a left hand to catch him standing still. Prachnio flips up a kick, and Rodriguez steps forward into a knee. They clinch up, and Prachnio tries to knee him in the thighs but he gets pushed to the fence and takes a knee and an elbow. They continue to jockey for position and trade knees, and Rodriguez lifts up a few high knees that drill Prachnio on the jaw. Rodriguez gets off a few stiff elbows, and one puts Prachnio on rubber legs stumbling across the cage and down. Two punches from the Massachusetts native are all he needs to shut the lights out, and Prachnio is off to dreamland as Herzog flies in to save the doomed fighter. All 11 of Rodriguez’ career victories have come by stoppage after that crushing knockout.

The Official Result

Mike Rodriguez def. Marcin Prachnio R1 2:17 via KO (Elbow and Punches)

Ovince St. Preux (205.5) vs. Alonzo Menifield (204.5)

Round 1

The bout was canceled Saturday afternoon after St. Preux tested positive for COVID-19, and it will be rescheduled for Sept. 5, per St. Preux's manager Oren Hodak.

Frankie Edgar (135.5) vs. Pedro Munhoz (136)

Round 1

We have reached the headliner, where “The Young Punisher” Munhoz (18-4, 1 NC; 8-4, 1 NC UFC) looks to punish ex-lightweight king Edgar (23-8-1, 17-8-1 UFC) for dropping down to his weight class. For this likely high-paced affair, referee Herb Dean has been assigned to keep the peace, and the two vets touch ‘em up before getting down to business. Munhoz comes out swinging, with a right hand and a leg kick that makes him stumble backwards when Edgar checks it. He gains his balance and kicks Edgar’s leg out from beneath him. Edgar springs up and gets off four punches to make him pay for that kick. Munhoz kicks it again, and Edgar once more fires back. Munhoz loads up on a right hand and Edgar responds with short, crisp combinations, Edgar lands a right hand, and Munhoz bites down on his mouthpiece to slug it out. Edgar lands with the quicker strikes, and Munhoz walks through them and welcomes the brawl. Edgar stings him with a string of punches, and while Munhoz gives him one back, Edgar is more inclined to touch him than try to finish with one strike. Edgar pops him and gets out of the way when Munhoz tries to take his head off. Munhoz gets off a right hand, and Edgar is starting to work a powerful jab. Munhoz rings Edgar’s bell with a left hook, and Edgar responds with a pair of uppercuts but gets kicked to the legs. Munhoz ducks down and smacks Edgar in the face with a right hand that knocks the mouthpiece out, and Edgar lands a few punches before Dean stops them to reset it. Munhoz racks him with a right hand when they resume, and Edgar wears it well and throws right back at him in volume. Munhoz wades in with a few punches and catches Edgar at the end of a right hand, but Edgar shrugs it off and his volume is going to pay dividends. Munhoz, with dividends in mind, lands to the leg, and then scores with a pair of hooks while Edgar is trying to get his balance. Munhoz sticks Edgar in the nose with a jab, and the nose of the former champ has started to redden up. Munhoz kicks him to the body, and Edgar charges after him with a trio of punches. Munhoz wades through the fire to get off a left hand, and he lands a leg kick. Edgar gets two punches off to end the round.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Munhoz
Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Munhoz
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Munhoz

Round 2

Munhoz sprints from out of his corner to engage, and Edgar obliges him and lands a few punches before shooting in for a takedown. Munhoz stuffs it and eats a right hand from the former champ. Edgar goes after a single, and when that fails, he lands another right hand that has opened up a cut on the side of Munhoz’ eye. Munhoz walks him down and connects with a few punches, crowding Edgar and swarming him with big booming punches. Edgar stays sharp and ducks out of the way from these home run shots, and Edgar sticks him and moves. Edgar backs off and slips, allowing Munhoz to capitalize on it and land a few punches and a body kick when Edgar gets up. Munhoz attacks with an intensity that allows Edgar to backpedal and get away to reset. Edgar circles away and lands a few punches to mark up Munhoz even more. “The Young Punisher” punishes Edgar with a few punches, but allows Edgar to get the takedown. Munhoz threatens with a guillotine choke, and he uses the position to get back up and slug it out. He catches Edgar going backwards with a few punches, and he is pressing Edgar hard and forcing Edgar to fight walking away. Munhoz wipes at the blood that is flowing from the side of his eye, and he complains about an eye poke. Munhoz stings him with a few punches and bloodies up the nose, but Edgar keeps him guessing with a spinning back kick to the body. Edgar punches his way in and gets a quick takedown, but a scramble from the Brazilian allows him to return to his feet. Munhoz swings and misses a few times, and kicks the lead leg but the blood is starting to bother him as he has a cut on his nose as well. Edgar gets off a few short punches while Munhoz chomps down on his gumshield to swing for the fences, and Edgar is able to get out of harm’s way. Munhoz kicks him in the body a couple times, and both men land hard hooks but keep on fighting. Edgar fakes a takedown, and Munhoz lands a groin strike to have Dean pause the action, but time does not halt and instead the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Edgar
Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Edgar
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Edgar

Round 3

They touch gloves to start off the third, and Munhoz is already leaking but he fires off a hard jab. Edgar stings him back, and these two have not taken a foot off the gas yet. Munhoz launches a few head kicks, and none strike the intended target or allow Edgar to counter. Munhoz kicks hard to the lead leg, and Edgar responds in kind with a trio of punches. Munhoz jumps forward with a body kick, and Edgar instantly retreats. Edgar is able to get his bearings and throw one back, and both sling hooks at the same time. Edgar gets off a one-two, so Munhoz winds up with a big right hook to the side of the head. Munhoz leads out with a jab, and he follows it with a right cross that makes Edgar take a quick count of his teeth. Munhoz targets the lead leg a few times, and Edgar sees one with a left hand, but this does not stop Munhoz from throwing it. Edgar swings hard and staggers Munhoz with a left hand at the end of a short combination, but the Brazilian shakes his head and keeps walking forward. Munhoz slams a leg kick home again, and Edgar’s lead leg might be compromised. Munhoz keeps flicking out the jab and Edgar is backing up and getting his combinations interrupted, but he still manages to gather himself and throw back. When Edgar rushes in with a few punches, Munhoz clubs him with a left. Munhoz is punishing Edgar with a steady stream of jabs, and the nose is showing more and more damage. Edgar tries to rush forward but gets halted by the jab. Edgar’s pace has waned to a degree, while Munhoz is committing heavily on his left jab. Edgar gets off a spinning back kick, and Munhoz tries to blast him with a head kick but it gets blocked. The horn sounds to end this exciting third round.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Munhoz
Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Munhoz
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Edgar

Round 4

They clap hands to start out the fourth, and Munhoz starts where left out with a long jab. When he tries to swing with a right hand follow-up, Edgar hits a quick takedown. The Brazilian is not grounded for more than two seconds before he powers his way back up, and he marches Edgar down. Edgar tries to back him off with a few short, crisp punches, while Munhoz jabs his way in. They slug it out, and two hooks from Munhoz rattle Edgar’s noggin. Munhoz smashes the left leg of Edgar with another kick, and Edgar’s movement is instantly changed. Munhoz swings up a high kick but changes its trajectory mid-flight, and slams it into Edgar’s side. They both trade jabs, and Edgar interrupts a looping right hand with a quick jab. Edgar gets off a one-two and is out of the way from more than returning jab. When Munhoz jabs, Edgar targets the body, so the Brazilian cracks him with an overhand right. Munhoz stings him again with a leg kick, and Edgar tries to make him pay with a left hand. Munhoz swings with a wide leg kick that glances off his intended target, and Edgar strings together a salvo of punches. Munhoz absorbs them all so that he can lure Edgar in, and he plants a bomb that detonates off the side of Edgar’s head. Edgar backs off and bounces back to land a few strikes, only to get his head snapped back again by the power strike of Munhoz. “The Young Punisher” continues to punish the leg with his kicks, and his jab is soon to follow. Edgar slings another one-two that gets Munhoz’ attention, but the Brazilian is unfazed and walks forward to keep throwing heavy leather. Munhoz commits to a pair of leg kicks, and Edgar is quick to fire back at him. Seeing he has done a lot of damage with it, Munhoz goes back to the leg kick. The two keep on trading back-and-forth right to the end of the round, with Munhoz delivering one final left hook to punctuate the fourth frame.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Munhoz
Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Munhoz
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Munhoz

Round 5

The two show one final sign of respect to clock in the fifth, and they start swinging again as if there had been no break in the action. Munhoz whiffs on a head kick, and Edgar comes back with a combination but trips on the way in. Munhoz immediately kicks the other leg, and Edgar toughs his way through it and throws back at his opponent. Munhoz kicks up the middle, but Edgar keeps his volume striking going as he lands a few times in rapid succession. Edgar decides it is time to throw down in the middle of the cage, and the two slug it out in a thrilling exchange and both land flush. Edgar backs off first, and Munhoz kicks the leg but he gets his kicked back. When Munhoz gives him a front kick, Edgar blasts him with an overhand right counter that Munhoz eats like a sandwich. Munhoz misses again, and Edgar capitalizes on it. Both men land a combination one after the other, and Munhoz tries to follow with a head kick but it bounces off the shoulder. Edgar has a trio of strike blocked, and he ducks out of the way when Munhoz swings back. The Brazilian is able to catch Edgar trying to back away, but the former champ decides to re-engage. Edgar steps in with a combination ending with an uppercut, and Munhoz swings a big right hand and a front kick after it. Edgar jabs to back him off, but Munhoz is on him and lands a flush left hand that gives Edgar pause. He lands a right hand, and then another, and Edgar is reacting whenever these strikes land. Edgar backs him off with a few punches and a kick, and Edgar clips Munhoz on the way in with a massive right hand. Munhoz decides that he will not be compromised, so he gathers his thoughts and slaps the lead leg again with a kick. While Edgar circles against the fence, Munhoz jabs at him with kicks and interrupts his combinations with leg kicks. Munhoz swings hard and misses, and Edgar dodges and counters quickly. Munhoz stands in front of him and kicks him to the leg, and Edgar swings right back. The two end this firefight with one final slugfest, and time expires to conclude this thrilling five-round main event. The scores could be really close, and either man could foreseeably have their hand raised. After the scores are read, it will be time for Fight Circus!

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Edgar (48-47 Munhoz)
Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Edgar (48-47 Munhoz)
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Edgar (48-47 Edgar)

The Official Result

Frankie Edgar def. Pedro Munhoz via Split Decision (48-47, 46-49, 48-47)

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