Former Pride Fighting Championships lightweight titleholder Takanori Gomi (Pictures) checked in at 153.8 pounds for his main event bout with Seung Hwan Bang (154) at Sengoku IV on Sunday at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
The 16 other men scheduled to compete
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Muay Thai Clinch
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Greg Savage and Jeff Sherwood returned to the Sherdog Radio Network on Friday, and were joined by John Gunderson (Pictures)
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Young gun prospects Chris Horodecki (Pictures) and Dan Lauzon (Pictures) have agreed to face each other at Affliction 2 “Day of Reckoning” on Oct. 11
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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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Live on Saturday, September 6, at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell is set to take on the undefeated “TUF 2″ winner Rashad “Sugar” Evans. Liddell is coming off a superb unanimous decision victory over Wanderlei Silva and will look to extend his win streak to work his way back for […]
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