There are a lot of rule changes going into effect as of 1/1/17! I'm really happy about the new scoring rule which will give 10-8s more often. The current rule allows closely fought rounds to be scored the same as rounds that are won dominantly which isn't fair imo. I've always thought all rounds that are clearly or dominantly won should be scored 10-8. I'll start this thread with the specific rule change I am discussing; then, I will get into fights that I think would have been scored differently if judged with the new rules. Rule Change Here's the source article and below is an excerpt that explains the new scoring structure and criteria for scoring rounds 10-7 through 10-10: According to the new rules, at 10-9 round would be a very even contest in terms of the exchanges with the most aggressive fighter of the two being warranted the 10-9 round. According to the new scheme, 10-8 rounds will be scored a lot more liberally. A 10-8 will be rewarded when a fighter clearly wins a round. McCarthy explained that the fights will be judged on the “Three Ds”—damage, domination, duration. If a fighter has been damaged and dominated in a round, the round should be scored a 10-8. If the domination element does not exist, judges are urged to look at how long the duration of the damage lasted and how much of an impact it had on the fight before determining the round a 10-8. If there is no damage, judges need to look at the duration of the domination that occurred in the round. 10-10 round to be scored for a completely even fight 10-9 to be scored for marginal round win for one fighter 10-8 to be scored when there is a large margin between fighters at the end of a round 10-7 to be scored when there is overwhelming damage and domination in a round 2 Fights that i think would have been scored differently with this revised rule: GSP vs Hendricks - This fight was controversial because the rounds won by Hendricks were won much more dominantly than the rounds won by GSP. That made it seem like Hendricks won the fight. Here is how the fight would have been scored under the new rule - Rd1 - 10-9 GSP Rd2 - 10-8 Hendricks Rd3 - 10-9 GSP Rd4 - 10-8 Hendricks Rd5 - 10-9 GSP FINAL - 47-46 Hendricks wins Woodley vs Thompson - Here is how this fight would have been scored - Rd1 - 10-8 Woodley Rd2 - 10-9 Thompson Rd3 - 10-9 Thompson Rd4 - 10-8 Woodley Rd5- 10-9 Thompson FINAL - 47-46 Woodley wins Can you guys think of other fights that would have been scored differently under the new rules that are effective 1/1/17? Nate vs Conor II or Jones vs Gus maybe? What are your thoughts?