I've been negged many a time for my analysis of this fight but I just don't see how Hendo won.
Rd1 - Clear as day for Hendo.
Rd3 - Clear as day for Rich.
So instantly that 30-27 was stupid, but...
Rd 2 - Fight is on the feet until 2:30 left. This involves Rich outstriking Hendo, avoiding the TD, and controlling the clinch. Rich uses his speed to jab in, step out of range of the right hand hand, kick to the body, and set up combos. in the clinch he lands big knees and short punches.
At 2:30 the TD comes. Dan stays ontop and lands only 3 punches. How on earth can equal time where Rich lands more punches, knees, and controls the clinch be scored for Dan who lands three punches? Absolute crap. Rich wins this round and the fight.