Upon further review, Alexander Hernandez believes he deserved to win his lightweight clash with Thiago Moises at UFC Fight Night 186.
The San Antonio Texas native released a statement on Monday via Instagram regarding Saturday’s unanimous decision loss. All three cageside judges sided with Moises after three rounds: 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28.
“Silence the commentary, watch this fight, and convince me I didn’t win 2 1/2 of 3 rounds,” Hernandez wrote. “It’s extremely difficult to rationalize and agree with the outcome, but it is the outcome. Three more fights to come this year. Onward.”
While the fight was competitive — Moises only held a 53-to-50 edge in significant strikes landed — all 21 unofficial media scorers tracked by MMADecisions.com agreed with the judges and submitted tallies for the ex-Resurrection Fighting Alliance champion.
“Just getting used to being in the Octagon, I train at ATT, the best in the world,” Moises said. “I get better every day, so I can’t wait to see five years from now where I’ll be at. I’m not surprised, I was supposed to dominate him. I know my skillset, I trust my coaches, my training partners — I knew I was going to dominate him.”
Hernandez has now lost three of his last five UFC appearances.