Undefeated middleweight Demian Maia is a man on the move. The 2007 Abu Dhabi World Submission Grappling Championships winner and two-time Mundials
UFC 87 has a few bouts that can go either way. Roger Huerta/ Kenny Florian, Brock Lesnar/ Heath Herring. There is a great chance to come out of Saturday night with some money in your pocket.
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Michael DiSanto, UFC – At the moment, there is little doubt that they are the top two welterweights in the world. Georges St-Pierre, the division’s dominant, charismatic champion, is the only top 10 welterweight who can boast victory over every man he has ever faced. Jon Fitch, the reserved, laid-back challenger, hasn’t lost a bout in nearly six years. On Saturday, August 9, the pair will square off for GSP’s UFC Welterweight Championship in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
With their fourth Sengoku card and lightweight tournament opener still over two weeks away, World Victory Road have announced a middleweight tournament for their Sept. 28 card at the Yoyogi National First Gymnasium in Tokyo
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.