Here we go again. Another Bendo fight, another controversial decision. Well, there haven't been that many controversies... This, Edgar II, and Cerrone I are the only ones that come to mind. Yeah forget I said anything.
Again, I’ve documented every strike that landed with a bit of anything, and there's an image for each one, except in the cases of what I call ‘distraction’ strikes. Those are the clinch strikes that are meant more to be distracting than damaging. They’re still accounted for in the tally, but they only get one representative image in the collage, even if there are several strikes. Also included this time around is a checklist to accompany the collage, in which every strike/bit of offense depicted is listed sequentially for reference, and sometimes they include a bit more info about a particular strike’s perceived effectiveness.
I may have missed something due to a bad angle, or misinterpreted the impact of a strike here or there, but I did my best to accurately account for what went down last Saturday. May this info be well received by the staturbators and fight nerds.
The dons at Fightmetric have the ‘total strikes landed’ count as follows: Henderson - 92, Melendez - 56.
As usual, my tally is a bit different.
Ben Henderson - 110 strikes, including 3 leg kick knockdowns and 3 seconds of superior ground positioning.
Gilbert Melendez - 67 strikes, 2 takedowns with 40 seconds of superior ground positioning.
Click the collage for a friggin huge image.
- Round 1-
Henderson - 25 total strikes
6 head strikes, 7 leg kicks, 1 body kick, 6 kicks to ankle, 5 heel strikes to thigh
Melendez - 13 total strikes, 2 takedowns
7 leg kicks, 2 body punches, 1 knee to body, 2 takedowns (with 40 seconds of positional ground dominance), 1 illegal knee to downed opponent
- Round 2 -
Henderson - 24 total strikes
13 head strikes, 4 body punches, 4 knees to body, 2 leg kicks, 1 thigh punch
Melendez - 15 total strikes
5 head strikes, 3 body punches, 5 leg kicks, 2 knees to body
- Round 3 -
Henderson - 20 total strikes, including 2 kicks that take Gilbert’s legs out from under him
5 head strikes, 5 leg kicks, 4 body punches, 3 knees to body, 2 body kicks, 1 knee to thigh
Melendez - 20 total strikes
- Round 4 -
Henderson - 24 total strikes, including a leg kick knockdown and 3 seconds of positional ground dominance
Melendez - 8 total strikes
- Round 5 -
Henderson - 17 total strikes
7 head strikes, 4 knees to body, 5 leg kicks, 1 body kick
Melendez - 11 total strikes
7 head punches, 2 body punches, 1 knee to body, 1 leg kick
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