There has been a lot of talk recently about scoring 10-8 rounds in MMA. I think that a fighter must be completely dominant for the entirety of the round t be awarded a 10-8 round. A specific example of this talk is about the Thiago Silva vs. Rashad Evans fight. Many fans wanted to see Silva get a 10-8 round in the third round due to the fact that Silva hurt Evans at the end of the round. The problem is that Silva did not do a good job following up with more strikes and he was not this dominant throughout the round.
This leads me to believe that many fans are thinking too much like a boxing judge. In boxing, the only thing being judged is striking. If a fighter drops their opponent, then that fighter is awarded a 10-8 round because they got the better of the exchanges in that round. In MMA there is a ground element, so a fighter must be dominant in all areas unless the fight is a pure standup battle. Even if a fighter's takedowns amount to nothing, if their opponent is not completely dominant, then the round should still be scored as a 10-9 round.
I don't think that MMA should focus on giving out 10-8 rounds more often at all. This works in boxing because fights vary from around 10-15 rounds for the most part. In MMA, most fights are 3 rounds. The significance of this is that more 10-8 rounds would lead to more draws. This essentially leads to more controversy. I believe that fighters should truly earn 10-8 rounds by completely dominating their opponents to the point where judges have no choice but to award a 10-8 round.