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Old 01-29-2012, 08:36 PM   #21 (permalink)
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He also pointed at Maia as he announced Weidman the winner.
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:28 PM   #22 (permalink)
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What a disaster

1. How do they announce the judges scores wrong - not once, but twice? Is Buffer just making the scores up as he goes?

2. How could anyone score that 30-27 for Bisping. I thought Bisping won, but I didn't have him winning all 3 rounds...
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:53 PM   #23 (permalink)
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No one scored it 30-27 Bisping. The sharticle has a correction to it that states this.
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That makes it even more retarded than before. Chael was the only one with a clear, decisive round. In no way, shape or form did Bisping win that last round.
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At this point, who cares. The UFC and 99% of the fans got what they wanted. A rematch between Anderson Silva and Sonnen.

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Old 01-30-2012, 11:06 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I can see either side of the Bisping Sonnen argument. After rewatching the fight 3 times I can say it could have gone either way, but Sonnen got the nod because of the takedowns and punches on the ground.

Bisping found a position that he could keep Chael in and he kept going back to it, but he didn't do much when he was in that position. On the feet Chael looked wild and Bisping looked sharper, but they both were able hit each other around the same amount of times.

No matter who it went to, it wouldn't have been a robbery. It could have gone either way and a split decision for Sonnen sounds about right to me, although this is about as close as they come.
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After rewatching the fight I think people are underestimating how much the TD's helped Sonnen. Not in the fact that he just got a TD, but the first few TD's he lands while Bisping is in the sitting position Sonnen starts throwing punches. So it wasn't a TD that produced nothing, it was a TD with strikes that may have counted more in the judges eyes.

Still upon rewatch I only had 1 round with a clear winner and say that this fight is pretty much the perfect candidate for the saying, "Don't let a fight go into the judges hands".
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