That was a very good fight, I would call it a 7.5 but am going with an 8. A lot of energy, both were really throwing. Pavelski looks like he hurt Whitney with a couple shots but Whitney deserves much credit for still throwing after. Pavelski with the win in this one though.
I think this has to be an upset in anybody's book. Pavelski went nearly 1/2 the season with no penalties, and is usually on the receiving end in roughing situations. That being said, it didn't look like these two were going to go at it until Whitney started throwing punches. I'm glad the visor-haters aren't voting in force today, because Pavelski ditched it at the first possible moment. He caught Whitney with a couple of beauties for the win.
Ditto with the props for shedding the visor when he got a free hand. There was no square off where he could have done it sooner. Pavelski really hung in there and didn't duck his head like most non-fighters do.
This was closer than I think the voting shows.. Pavelski's only really good shot was at the beginning.. and yes, it was a good one. but.... I thought Whitney threw much more after that.. and probably would have done some more damage if the visor was off.