A draw is not typically a satisfying decision but in this case it would have been fine as neither fighter deserved to lose. As it turns out, the knockdown in the final round earned Vazquez the decision. Two judges had it for Vazquez (114-111 and 113-112), while the third judge scored the fight for Marquez (114-111).
Vazquez retains the WBC super bantamweight belt with the split decision win. After the bout, both fighters said they'd be willing to meet for a fourth time. While fight fans would certainly welcome what would undoubtedly be another great match, both men deserve some time to rest and heal from the damage they've inflicted upon each other in the past year across 25 action-packed rounds.