The stadium scoring is a topic that has been discussed alot around here, but has not really adressed in depht. As we all know fights play out differently in Thailand compared to outside of Thailand. Though, there seem to be differences in the fighting dynamics even within Thailand. Big stadiums seem to be largely affected by gambling, which creates an incentive to fight in a certain way that alot of people don't really like; clinching, trading kicks, scoring points by dumping the opponent etc. Fights in smaller stadiums on the country side on the other hand seem to be more inclined towards to striking and less to clinching. Fights from 20 years ago also seem to be more striking based and alot more dynamic. Some fighters (Saenchai, Samart, Somrak etc) have even adressed this publicly. Whenever an elite stadium fighter gets knocked out by a foreigner that is supposed to be very inferior nowaday, i can't help but think that the thai fighter was too conditioned by stadium fighting and therefore not very used to unorthodox moves. Surely, those unorthodox strikes are highly unlikely to bring sustained succes to any fighter, but they seem effective in some occasions. This makes me wonder how they scored fights back before gambling took over?