Originally Posted by E Lit Er Ate
it disappoints me how many knowledgeable fans on here think Sherk won
his GnP was basically nothing, no real damage done, just a whole lotta blood.
He got rocked several times and was in deep chokes several times.
If you look at the fight as a whole Dunham probably should win. The problem is 3 5 minute rounds scored on a 10 point system.
Sherk clearly won round 1 and Dunham clearly won round 3.
In the 2nd round Dunham had only 1 decent choke attempt and Sherk had already shown he wasn't too worried about being choked. Sherk was also not really badly rocked until the 3rd round, the striking in the 2nd was in Dunhams favor but not lopsided(Sherk was landing decent shots as well as Dunham but Dunham was doing a good job at hiding by continuosly moving forward and using his size and reach to push Sherk back). It even looked like Sherk dazed Dunham with one punch but Dunham just powered through it.
The majority of 2nd round was Sherk controlling Dunham, even though he didn't do a lot of damage he wins the round because of the scoring system. People can be disappointed about Dunham losing all they want but he shouldn't have won that fight given the current system in place for judging fights. It was a great learning experience for him and he will learn from it and will become a better fighter in the long run because of this loss. There is no shame in losing a very close decision to a guy like Sherk, the guy is one of the best.