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Old 01-29-2012, 02:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Judges make mistakes in Weidman/Maia + Sonnen/Bisping

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It seems that the judges at UFC on Fox 2 made mistakes on two separate occasions last night, and both where on the main card section.

According to the Wrestling Observer at www.f4wonline.com the judges made mistakes in both the Maia/Weidman and Sonnen/Bisping fights.

Judge Patrick Morley was announced by Bruce Buffer as scoring the first fight on the main card 29-28 to Demian Maia, when in fact he actually scored it 30-27 for Chris Weidman. This changes the overall result to a unanimous decision and not a split decision.

That’s not all.

In the Chael Sonnen versus Michael Bisping fight, it was announced that Clay Goodman scored the bout 30-27 for Sonnen, when in fact he scored it in favour of Bisping, changing the overall result to a split decision to Chael Sonnen and not a unanimous decision.

Whilst the mistakes weren’t so huge to change the result on who actually won the fight, it does show the incompetence that is running wild in some MMA officials.

The 30-27 result makes no sense, even if it was scored for either fighter as Sonnen definitely won the third round and Bisping the second.

The Fight Lounge scored the bout 29-28 to Michael Bisping but can also see why people think that Sonnen rightfully won.

By Mike Clarke

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http://www.thefightlounge.co.uk/judg...-2/#more-13490
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