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FightMetric has released it's report for the B.J. Penn/Frank Edgar fight at UFC 112. Here's the Effectiveness Score and ten point must system scoring round-by-round:
Round Penn Edgar TPM
1 94 34 10-9 Penn
2 110 28 10-9 Penn
3 55 43 10-9 Penn
4 57 55 10-10
5 63 96 10-9 Edgar
Total 373 263 49-47 Penn

Well, that really puts a dent in Douglas Crosby's 50-45 scorecard now, doesn't it?

That said, while the first two rounds very clearly go to Penn, rounds 3-5 are close enough that it's defensible to give Frankie Edgar a 48-47 decision. I don't think anyone would dispute that.

Still, with a 100 point advantage in the Effectiveness Score (and personally scoring the bout the exact same way as FightMetric when I watched the fight "live"), Edgar's victory leaves a sore taste in my mouth.

Notable stats:

-FightMetric credited Edgar with 13 takedowns attempts, with 1 success. They did not award him a takedown in round 2 because "he was unable to establish an advantageous position before Penn got back to his feet."

-Penn edged Edgar in total strikes 72 to 63.

-Penn edged Edgar in HiPer strikes 71 to 61.

-Penn attacked more to the head with 61 of his 72 strikes, while Edgar threw 24 of his 63 strikes to the legs and body.

The above is a a quote from http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/4/11/1415161/fightmetric-report-for-b-j-penn-vs

Anyone word on the strapping around Penn's knee anyone?
 

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That sums it up pretty well. I agree that the fight was close enough that you can't call the decision robbery, but the 50-45 scorecard is obviously a joke. As soon as I heard it, even before I knew who won, I was thinking...wtf...50-45????
 

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That sums it up pretty well. I agree that the fight was close enough that you can't call the decision robbery, but the 50-45 scorecard is obviously a joke. As soon as I heard it, even before I knew who won, I was thinking...wtf...50-45????
When i heard 50-45 i thought ok Penn has retained his title as i gave him the first two rounds. Im not gonna complain about the decision but how the hell the athletic state commission can employ someone who can score that fight 50-45 is a joke
 

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like Dana says, Dont leave it in the judges hands because they will **** you...ok maybe not those EXACT lines but still. Penn didnt look good either though, I would say Penn has a far superior ground game and he didnt even try a takedown.
 

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Is this gonna be another Machida-gate all over again? I also was stunned at the 50-45 decision, what a joke. How come all of us can call that fight better then the registered judges can? There's something very wrong with that...
 

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I was surprised at how drastically it was scored in Edgar's favor, but when the fight ended I felt it could have gone either way.
 

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Is this gonna be another Machida-gate all over again? I also was stunned at the 50-45 decision, what a joke. How come all of us can call that fight better then the registered judges can? There's something very wrong with that...
well one thing to the judges defense is that its a lot easier to score a fight watching it on tv then it is to sit right near a side of the cage. You sometimes dont get the right views of strikes and whatnot..still tho...45-50 was as bad as you can get.
 

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Penn had all the tools to win that fight anyway he wanted, but something was off with him last night.

When I heard 50-45, I too was surprised but believed that it was BJ that got the nod.
 

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Penn had all the tools to win that fight anyway he wanted, but something was off with him last night.

When I heard 50-45, I too was surprised but believed that it was BJ that got the nod.
Exactly. BJ really wasnt on form last night and Edgar put up an incredible fight but in my eyes he did not do enough to deserve that decision.

Really though what did Edgar do well?? He landed some good leg kicks but according to the decision in the Machida vs Rua fight, leg kicks arent worth anything! So how did it go from being worth nothing to the most important factor? because besides from the leg kicks Edgar was out done in the striking department besides from in round 5 and he only landed one takedown and was unable to do anything from it, he just sat in butterfly guard for a moment then it was back to the feet.

Very Poor decision again from the judges.
 

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Round 1 BJ was CUT. I gave round to BJ, but at ringside with bad angles, perhaps during a close round that cut is all you had to make up your mind.

Round 2 Takedown like it or not, advantage position or not, it also happened near the end of the round, ID say BJ won the striking, but he didn't dominate, Frankie Had his Moments. I gave it to BJ, I can see how someone judging ring side scores it for Frankie. with take down scoring confusion and a close round...

Round 3 Close round, but at the end of the round, BJ had way more noticeable swelling and welts, I would say Frankie's strikes are more affective in causing facial damage.

Round 4: Frankie's round BJ looked tired and had bad facial expressions and body language at end of round, looked like he knew he lost that round.

Round 5: Take down, Frankie landed a right from top while on ground, end of round frankie had last flury, had body lock and had BJ's back as bell rang.

As much as 50-45 doesn't make sense with us Arm Chair judges, I can totally see how a judge can screw up and give all 5 for frankie, just as I can see a judge giving 3 rounds to BJ because he is the champ even though frankie clearly won the fight and would of continued to win had there been a 6th round.

Had BJ won the 5th round I would of gave him the fight and been shocked if the decision went against him, and would of prob been cursing the 50-45 judge to hell.
 
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