With the interim bantamweight title and a spot in the grand prix final on the line, the fight came down to the judges’ scorecards, who were split in deciding a winner.
Judge Doug Crosby became the central point of social media reaction after his 50-45 score in favor of Sabatello was read. The other two judges, Bryan Miner and Eric Colon scored the fight 48-47 in favor of Stots.
Check out reactions to the fight and the scorecards below.
Main event time
Tommy Toe Hold
Early grappling exchanges
The official decision is read
The bantamweight grand prix final