BJ Penn and Jon Fitch wrestle to a Majority DrawPosted on February 26, 2011, 11:35 PM by Daniel Cassidy
In the long awaited Main event of the evening, BJ Penn put in an impressive performance against title contender Jon Fitch as the match ended in a majority draw. Speaking after the fight, Penn himself felt he had lost the fight, but stated he would be happy to rematch Fitch.
The bout got off to a surprising start, with Penn shooting immediately, throwing Fitch off of his gameplan. Penn was able to take his opponent down on more than one occasion, securing a body triangle in the first round while looking for a Rear Naked Choke. Fitch was able to survive the attempt and get to the end of the round. The second round featured much the same, and saw Penn take Fitch's back in an almost identical round to the previous.
The third however, was clearly a "Jon Fitch Round", with Fitch securing a takedown early on, and dominating Penn for the duration of the round, landing heavy shots and elbows.
The judges score cards read: Judge 1: 29-28 to Fitch, Judge 2 & 3: 28-28.