Posted by fizzle
wiman lost, i picked him and i was bitter about it too cause im a Stout fan for a long time... reagurdless of who landed more meaningful shots Stout did more CONSISTANT damage throughout all three rounds and controlled the majority of that fight, I give Wiman the fisrt round but even though he surged at the end of round three i didn't think it was enough to award him the entire round. All around i though Stout won the fight and was not surprised by the UD one bit.
This is not how UFC fights are scored. By your own explanation you would have to have given the decision to Wiman based on the ten point must system. People don't get "half a round" or "not enough points to win the whole round".
Anyone who thought Wiman won round 1 essentially is saying he won the fight. round 2 is clearly stout's and round 3 was clearly Wiman's so whoever won round 1 must get the decision. I personally thought Wiman won, but I wasn't confident enough to call it a bad decision. I'll have to rewatch it, but I definitely thought Wiman was going to win the decision when I was watching it live.
I'm becoming more and more convinced that the crowd's cheering has a significant impact on how judges score very close rounds in a fight. They almost always seem to go to the fighter the crowd is backing most heavily.
Anyone see the Chonan fight yet? I'd be interested to see if I agree with that decision or not.