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Did the judges ‘rob’ Alan Belcher at UFC 100 with Yoshihiro Akiyama decision win?

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Ringside announcer Joe Rogan thought so, voicing his disappointment during the pay-per-view (PPV) telecast and following it up on his Twitter.com page in all caps:

“Alan Belcher got ******* ROBBED.”

“The Talent” and “Sexyama” went toe-to-toe for three fulls in their middleweight showdown at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, last night (July 11, 2009). It was an exciting back-and-forth battle with both fighters exchanging several hard shots

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Post #1   7/13/09 9:12:59AM   

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I thought it was close and that Belcher might get the nod, but I wasn't too shocked about the decision.

Fightmetric gave it to Akiyama 29-28

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My thoughts if I were a judge, mentally flip a coin. That fight was to close to call, but the one judge who had it 30-27 must be on dope

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Posted by zephead

My thoughts if I were a judge, mentally flip a coin. That fight was to close to call, but the one judge who had it 30-27 must be on dope



Agreed. I thought it was really close and though I would have personally scored it a victory for Belcher, I wasn't upset that it went to Sexiyama.

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Belcher was kinda robbed. I don't disagree with the 2 29-28 scores, I felt it was a close fight that could've gone either way (I had it a close 29-28 Belcher, Akiyama won round 2 on my card), but my biggest beef is still with Adelaide Byrd, the judge who scored it 30-27 Akiyama. No way it was that much in Akiyama's favor.

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It could have went either way. What was crazy was how much bigger Belcher was than Sexyama.

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Posted by DCRage

Belcher was kinda robbed. I don't disagree with the 2 29-28 scores, I felt it was a close fight that could've gone either way (I had it a close 29-28 Belcher, Akiyama won round 2 on my card), but my biggest beef is still with Adelaide Byrd, the judge who scored it 30-27 Akiyama. No way it was that much in Akiyama's favor.



The party that I was at everybody yelled when the 30-27 was announced. That was a very close fight

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Posted by DCRage

Belcher was kinda robbed. I don't disagree with the 2 29-28 scores, I felt it was a close fight that could've gone either way (I had it a close 29-28 Belcher, Akiyama won round 2 on my card), but my biggest beef is still with Adelaide Byrd, the judge who scored it 30-27 Akiyama. No way it was that much in Akiyama's favor.



The party that I was at everybody yelled when the 30-27 was announced. That was a very close fight



Very close fight indeed. 30-27 was insane.
I score the bout 29-28 Akiyama.
I think this dec. was the best, that the 10-9 scoring system can provide except the 30-27, that should have been 29-28.

Pretty good dec IMO.


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The judge that scored 30-27, Adalaide Byrd is known for her disputable scoring:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2008/apr/20/boxing.kevinmitchell ( Calzaghe vs. Hopkins)

http://ballhype.com/story/ufc_86_match_by_match_coverage/ (Griffin vs. Jackson at UFC 86)

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I had it 29-28 Akiyama but either way I wouldn't have been surprised, when you leave a fight that close you have no room to complain.

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I think by the Dream scoring system Belcher would have took it But under the UFC scoring I had Sexy winning rounds 1 and 2 and Belcher took round 3.

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People only think Belcher got robbed because he dominated the last round so that was fresh in people's minds, they forget that Akiyama won rounds 1 and 2.

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Akiyama got dropped in rd 1, and the stand up was even with Akiyama scoring one take down......In my book i think a knock down out weighs a takedown so i would have given rd 1 to Belcher......Akiyama definately won rd 2, and i think Belcher easliy takes rd 3........I think the takedown has way to much impact on the outcome of some of these fights.......IMO Belcher got robbed.....

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Didn't Akiyama knock Belcher down with a right in the third, and he also scored a take down. I had Akiyama with a split. I watched the fight with about 28 people and we all agreed on the split for Akiyama. Besides they both got a 100k bonus I'm sure this close loss doesn't hurt that bad for Alan.

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Of course he got robbed, I picked Akiyama and really wanted him to win and I thought it was obvious he lost. There is no way he won more than one round if even that.

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Posted by wrona666

Akiyama got dropped in rd 1, and the stand up was even with Akiyama scoring one take down......In my book i think a knock down out weighs a takedown so i would have given rd 1 to Belcher......Akiyama definately won rd 2, and i think Belcher easliy takes rd 3........I think the takedown has way to much impact on the outcome of some of these fights.......IMO Belcher got robbed.....




In the replay - it was more of a slip or an awkward footing knockdown- belcher knew that sexy wasnt hurt that is why he did not attack after the "Knock down"
I felt the fight was a coin flip - HOWEVER- we already know that they are trying open up Japan for more $$$ and shows... in a close fight of course they will give it to Akiyama- ie "Bisbing for england"

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