No-one was more surprised than Yamaguchi who says she was ‘confused’ by the result at ONE: ‘Bad Blood’:
I’m really confused but many people including coaches and fighters around the world are giving me message saying “Mei won the fight” . This words are supporting my heart now. https://t.co/5iKt4FuB4y
— Mei “V.V” Yamaguchi (@v_vmei) February 11, 2022
Yamaguchi got a takedown in the opening round and was able to keep Radzuan on her back until the bell. In the second round the Japanese veteran landed a straight right hand flush to the face of the Malaysian.
There wasn’t much to choose between the two fighters in the third round but Yamaguchi felt she had done enough to win. The three judges disagreed leaving the Japanese atomweight absolutely distraught.
Did the judges get it right? Who do you think won this fight?