'Page Fought "The Law" and "The Law" Won

Or at least that’s the conclusion one could draw from the report released today with stats from the fight between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Matt Lindland. The FightMetric system gives the fight to Lindland 29-28 for winning rounds one and three.

But that’s only half the story. The overall scores for the fight are 159-163, which falls within FightMetric’s four-point margin for error. That means the fight overall is a draw, which sounds more than reasonable. While Rampage landed more effective strikes, Lindland stayed busy on the ground and attempted five submissions.

What we’re learning over the course of the FightMetric project is that there probably should be many more draws in MMA than are actually called. In many cases, a controversial decision is controversial because the fight really was too close to call. But the ten-point must system makes fools of us all when judges refuse to call 10-10 rounds. Calling a round even carries the stigma of indecision, as if a better judge should have been able to spot the victor, even when there fairly shouldn’t be one.

Will this change anytime soon? Probably not. The reason seems clear: A close decision disappoints only the fans that thought the losing fighter won; a draw disappoints almost everyone.

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Parisyan Injured, bout with Yoshida Scrapped

Thomas Gerbasi, UFC – A last-minute back injury has forced welterweight contender Karo Parisyan to withdraw from his UFC 88 bout with Yoshiyuki Yoshida. Saturday’s UFC 88 card will continue with nine bouts, and the welterweight bout between Dong Hyun Kim and Matt Brown will now be aired on the pay-per-view broadcast, which begins at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.

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It?s official: Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar for the UFC heavyweight title

I am on a press conference call right now, but Dana White has just announced that The UFC has come to terms with Randy Couture and Brock Lesnar to have a heavyweight mega fight on November 15th for the UFC heavyweight championship.

Frank Mir will be fighting Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, the interim heavyweight champion. They will […]

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Kurt Pellegrino’s New Start in an Old Town

Thomas Gerbasi, UFC – It was probably the worst news Kurt Pellegrino could have received, and its impact hit the lightweight contender harder than he had ever been punched or kicked while competing in the Octagon. But after his April loss to Nate Diaz, ‘Batman’ had to deal with the realization that he had become what he promised he would never be.

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