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Old 06-08-2012, 05:51 AM   #68
Rob_Floyd
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Default Re: The what MMA Fights did you watch today/scorecard Thread

Upon further reflecting on it, I think that Rampage/Machida is the perfect fight to highlight a lot of the issues with the current scoring system.

What is a 10-10 round? Should they be scored more often?
What is a 10-8 round? Should there be a set criteria, or should it be considered within the context of each individual fight?

The first two rounds could have easily gone either way. There was not a lot of action, and there was very little effective offence from either party. The third round, however, was very clearly won by Machida. By itself, I would not say that he was dominant enough to earn a 10-8 round. However, in the context of this individual fight, it is the only definitive round, and Machida is far more dominant in this round than Rampage was in either of the preceding rounds. Yet, they are all scored 10-9, either way. Machidas very clear third round earned him the same score as the round Rampage edged on my scorecard. There is something wrong there.

I think that it would be very reasonable for the scorecard to look like this:

10-10
10-9 Rampage (perhaps even another 10-10)
10-8 Machida
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