Rounds 1 and 2 were correctly scored 10-9 for Rashad, he controlled the fight with takedowns and wrestling but failed to do any damage. However judging in my opinion needs more nuance then the almost standard 10-9 result. You could make the argument that round 3 could have gone 10-8 for Silva since he clearly had Rashad hurt with rashad failing to do anything significant in return wich would make the fight a draw.
Im not saying thats how the fight should have been judged, in this case I would be equally content with 29-28 as with 28-28 decision, I see arguments for judges going both ways, however id like 10-8 to be a much more common result in judging. That would allow more fair scoring when a fight has two close rounds for fighter A follow by a dominant round for fighter B for example.
Exactly, thats what I mentioned in the pre/post fight Rashad vs. Thaigo thread. Judges should be allowed to score a 10:8 for such a round like Thiago did, even through I have to admit that he must have been doing a littel bit more to get 10:8. The half point scoring systeme would be fine. We need someting for the judges, it can't always be 10:9! Judges are afraid of giving a 10:8 round wich shouldn't be the case and wich the half point scoring systeme would help to fix.