I'm with you when it comes to people believing every round deserves a winner. Some don't and the Tibau vs Guillard fight is a perfect example. Both those round should have been scored equal, but again rounds like those are rare. Its not often when two guys fight that its that close.
I'd say they where 10-10 rounds. But what I said actually backs that up. Judges should be able to distinguish a winner if warranted in the round, and if not a score of 10-10 is awarded.
This is another issue I have. No where does it state that a fighter has to be nearly finished to lose a round 10-8. A fighter should be awarded a 10-8 round when he/she displays "overwhelmingly dominates by striking or grappling." A perfect example of this that almost everyone misses is R3 of Forrest/Tito 2. Griffin was never near finishing the fight but if that wasn't overwhelming dominance, than I don't know what is. Had that round been scored properly there would have been no split decision. Thankfully the right fighter won anyway.
You're right when it comes to it not stating the fighter needs to be nearly finished to be given a 10-8 but everything else you said I had already posted. The only difference was the example we used. Forrest did deserve a 10-8 round because he dominated the fight everywhere it went for the entirety of that round but so did Carwin.
I will however remove the "Basically meaning, the fighter that lost was lucky not to have the fight stopped." part from my original post.
Although I do stand by what I said about them being rare, its not often I see a round and think that was a 10-8, where as on here recently people have been throwing out "10-8 examples" that clearly aren't.
Wanna see a 10-7 Round? Sadollah v Baroni R3. End of story.
I've got to disagree with you on this though, Baroni was throwing and landing, in that round. A 10-8 for sure, Amir clearly dominated I even think it was the most leg kicks landed in a MMA match at the time, but Baroni hit him more than once and although outclassed Baroni did land and did it more than once.
A example of a 10-7 and pretty much the only time it was used properly recently is Pacquaio - Marquez round 1. Marquez connected with something like 4 shots if i can remember rightly. But was dropped 3 times, dazed for pretty much the whole second half of that round and was out punched by something like 14-1.