Diaz vs Noons 2 - Fight Breakdown and Scoring Moments
Diaz - 4:08 - Leg Kick (light but had now landed 3 light leg kicks)
Noons - 4.07 - left hook (light)
Diaz - 3.58 - Jab
Diaz - 3.54 - Lands 1-2 combo
Noons - 3.39 - left hook (heavy)
Diaz - 3.35 - Lands jab as Noons was coming forward, causing Noons to fall
Diaz - 3.33 - Takes control on the ground into side control
Noons - 2.08 - escapes from his back and gets back to his feet after avoiding any damage on the ground
Diaz - 1.51 - land un orthodox slap like punch to side of the head
Noons - 1.46 - Lands quick jab
Noons - 1.05 - Jab
Noons - 0.48 - Lands double body hook
Diaz - 0.36 - Lands double jab
Diaz - 0.32 - Jab
Noons - 0.30 - left hook
Noons - 0.28 - Jab
Diaz - 0.18 - Jab
Noons - 0.15 - Jab
Noons - 0.01 - been the aggressor over the last 10 seconds and lands left hook
Well who would like to be the judge in that round, Diaz clearly started the round better and had the best of the first 3 mins, but then most of the action came in the last 2 mins where Noons had the upper hand, judge’s discretion is vital on if you’re going to give the edge aggression and octagon control to Diaz for been in control for longer in that round or if your going to give it do Noons because he had the edge in terms of control for most of the action, there really is no clear winner in that round any judge would have grounds to give his decision to ether fighter.
Personally I would score the round 10-9 Diaz because his dominance in the first 3 mins did yield a knock down and control on the ground, and I don’t think that Noons had quite enough total control in the last 2 mins to justify coming back from that and winning the round because even though he had the upper hand over those 2 mins, Diaz was still very much in the fight and able to do just enough to maintain his early lead.
Noons - 4.32 - lands left hook
Noons - 4.28 - lands left hook (cuts Diaz)
Noons - 4.04 - glanced a couple of soft jabs over the last 20 seconds
Diaz - 4.03 - lands firm jab
Noons - 3.53 - Successfully defends TD attempt
Diaz - 0.37 - lands hook to the body
Noons - lands - solid right hook to side of the head
Diaz - 3.24 - lands Jab
Diaz - 3.17 - lands straight right
Noons - 3.11 - lands solid jab
Diaz - 2.56 - double jab combo followed by leg kick (soft)
Noons - Uppercut to the Body
Noons - 2.31 - inside leg kick
Noons - 2.14 - Charging Knee to the Body
Diaz - 2.09 - inside leg kick
Diaz - 2.03 - jab to the body
Noons - 2.01 - uppercut to the body
Noons- 1.48 - jab
Diaz - 1.45 - right hook to the body
Noons - 1.29 - straight right lands
Diaz - 1.25 - double jab lands (soft)
Noons - 1.11 - Left hook
Noons - 0.53 - lands jab
Noons - 0.49 - charging knee to the body
Noons - 0.32 - Uppercut to the body
Noons - 0.00 - kick to the chest
Easy round to score this time, a clear 10-9 Noons, was a bit of a boxing match for almost the entire round and Noons landed the most shots and landed the more damaging shots, and was clearly in control for the entire round, aisde from a few solid jabs, one of which muct of caused the bleeding to KJ’s nose Diaz really hand nothing on Noons in this round
Noons - 4.52 - Defends TD attempt
Diaz - 4.35 - Jab
Diaz - 4.27 - Jab
Diaz - 4.24 - Hook to the body
Diaz - 4.16 - lands couple of shots using his reach advantage well to keep Noons out of range
Noons - 4.05 - hook to the body (soft)
Noons - 3.59 - left hook
Diaz - 3.54 - solid jab
Noons - 3.42 - Jab
Noons - 3.16 - uppercut
Noons - 3.06 - Jab
Diaz - 3.05 - Jab
Diaz - 2.59 - Jab
Diaz - 2.50 - Solid Leg Kick
Noons - 2.48 - Leg Kick
Noons - 2.23 - Left Hook
Noons - 2.06 - Jap
Diaz - 1.50 - Jab
Diaz - 1.49 - left hook
Diaz - 1.45 - Jab
Noons - 1.33 - Jab
Noons - 1.22 - Jab
Diaz - 1.19 - Jab
Diaz - 1.16 - Knee from the clinch
Diaz - 1.12 - Leg Kick
Noons - 1.10 - inside leg kick
Diaz - 1.08 - hook to the body
Diaz - 0.50 - straight left
Diaz - 0.45 - 1-2 combo (soft)
Diaz - 0.42 - body shot
Diaz - 0.32 - using range effective to keep Noons out of range and lands double jab
Noons - 0.27 - right hook (soft)
Diaz - 0.20 - double uppercut in the clinch
Noons - 0.05 - inside leg kick
Clear 10-9 Diaz no question about it, Diaz controlled the pace in this round was successful at keeping KJ out of his range by using his reach advantage effectively where as KJ was never really able to get going, he had short spells where he was able to get inside but failed to make them count enough to justify stealing the round from Diaz who had the control and dictated the tempo for the majority.
Going in the Championship rounds we have the scores set at 29-28 Diaz leaving him only needing one more round to justify his claim to the title.
Diaz - 4.32 - body shot
Diaz - 4.31 - jab
Diaz - 4.37 - jab
Noons - 4.24 - strong uppercut
Diaz - 4.04 - jap (soft) using well to keep Noons out of range
Diaz - 3.46 - inside leg kick (soft) still using such shots nicely to keep Noons out of range
Noons - 3.39 - Head shot
Diaz - 3.27 - counter jab after stepping back and avoiding KJ's strikes
Noons - 3.02 - inside leg kick (soft)
Diaz - 3.00 - Good straight right knocks Noons head back
Diaz - 2.46 - Counter jap again keeping Noons out of range
Noons - 2.37 - Uppercut to the body (soft)
Diaz - 2.31 - straight Left
Noons - 2.16 - sharp jab followed up with big left hook which just glances
Diaz - 2.12 - double jab while moving out of KJ's range
Diaz - 2.05 - short flurry of shots successfully keeping his range
Diaz - 1.58 - Jab
Noons - 1.57 - hook to the body
Diaz - 1.55 Jab
Noons - 1.52 - Straight Right
Diaz - 1.49 - double hook to the body
Diaz - 1.44 - Jap to side of the head
Diaz - 1.35 - controls clinch and lands knee to the head
Diaz - 1.28 - leg kick
Noons - 1.07 - Land big uppercut (taken well by Diaz)
Noons - 0.58 - aggressive right hook
Noons - 0.53 - Knee from the clinch, Noons turns up the aggression
Diaz - 0.51 - Jap
Diaz - 0.50 - Knee from the clinch
Diaz - 0.48 - Big right hook (forces Noons to back off and move out of range of Diaz)
Diaz - 0.42 - Diaz - Jap, back to establishing his range and reach advantage
Noons - 0.18 - Hook to the body
No question in my mind Diaz wins the 4th 10-9, arguably 10-8, but I am going with 10-9 Diaz because at no point did he look like he was going in to try and finish the fight. Aside from a short spell near the end when Noons lead with the uppercut and went on a desperate aggressive spell to try and turn things around, Diaz again had control of the round used his reach advantage to great effect, and even then during the short spell near the end when KJ did turn up the aggression Diaz was able to catch his with a big shot and force him to give up his attack.
Going into the final round the score sits at 39-37 Diaz, and if you ask me the look on Noon's face as he walks back to his corner suggests he knows this and that he now needs to finish in order to win this fight.
Nice looking forward to it :thumbsup:
Lost 50 Bucks on KJ..
I still believe he won the fight as a whole, but under the current scoring systeme it was a toss up.
Will finish this up and score the final round before the night is out, just going to grab some food before I complete the final round, but from what I have seen so far Diaz was more than good for his win, I have not watch the fight yet in real time (sad I know) but its not on live here in the UK and I could not hold out long enough to wait for the download to not find out the result and read up all about it, by which time after reading all the comments about a bad decision all I really wanted to know was it all true was KJ robbed.
TBH after watching 4 round and knowing that this does go to the judges, no way was Diaz not good for his win, no matter what is about to happen in this final round short of a Finish Noons is a beaten man, unless by some miracle he can pull a 10-8 round and earn him self a draw but I seriously double thats how this is going to play out.
The thing is how do you score it?
For me every third punch or even every other punch from KJ was with seriously bad intentions.
Power Punches who have only one goal, to hurt your opponent!
All Diaz did was to hang out his Jab and keep KJ away from him. He wasn't willing to end this anytime before the bell rings.
Plus I guess, to stop a Takedown means actually ZERO in MMA. If so thats very sad, cause KJ contolled the entire fight, where this fight takes place. He stuffed Diaz 0-4 on Takedowns.
As a whole I still score this fight for Noons!
Defence of a TD does count for something, there is a lot of judges discretion in scoring in terms of how high you value a certain action or incident, its not like its not like football where if you score it counts for 1 and that is that, judges are there to give there personal verdict not apply a precise science.
as for the heavy shots most of them missed, in fact Diaz has landed the most powerful shots for the last 2 rounds (rounds 3 and 4), Noons has not been an image of what he was in the second, a shot what dont land dont count for shit, every fighter intends to win a fight but when you don't land that intent dont win you the fight, Diaz has without question fought a smarter fight and has been successful at keeping Noons out of his range and right fully deserves to be 39-37 ahead after 4 rounds, only way Noons even comes close to been even with Diaz at this point is if you give him the 1st and thats is a long stretch to deny Diaz the 1at even more so since he is the defending champ.
I have it:
1. - Diaz
2. - Noons
3. - Diaz
I was surprised by 49-46 scorecard. Anyways Diaz wins hands down and I rooted for KJ.
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