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Should the later rounds reward more points?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Moral Victory, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. Moral Victory Black Belt

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    When I first started watching MMA 15 years ago I just assumed that whoever was winning the fight as if would have continued (performing better towards the end) was the winner in a decision.

    Practically though?

    At first I thought that it might cause fighters to play it safe early, but it will also keep fighters from coasting or giving up latter rounds.
     
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  2. PC Polly Page Saarrge!!!!

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    Whom ever lands the most take downs and does nothing with them wins.
     
  3. Get To Da Choppa Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    If that's how it'll be judged, then fights might look like this

    First two rounds:
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    Last round:
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    Actually now I think about it, it's not a bad thing...
    <{outtahere}>
     
  4. TempleoftheDog Black Belt

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    No. And your username totally checks out with the premise of the thread.
     
  5. OneManGang Brown Belt

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    Maybe the first round should count more. That’s when real fights are decided. Fights hardly ever last more than a couple of minutes.
     
  6. Post 2 Decision Gold Belt

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  7. 13Seconds Gold Belt

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    The last round should be scored equally as the first round. Diaz fan detected.
     
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  8. Dog Gynecologist Reug Reug Stan Account

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    Yeah me too i hate when there is a finish in the first round, let's change the rule so everyone fights Diaz's style
     
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  9. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    Only if the rounds get longer and longer, and they turn the thermostat up for each one too
     
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  10. MyFavSport Purple Belt

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    Fuck No
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    It's interesting, but I think it would influence the fight just too much
     
  12. kibz Brown Belt

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    Why waste everyone’s time then. Just have 1 round if that’s the case.
     
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  13. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

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    Unpopular opinion: Judges should score every round 10-9, then at the end of the fight, have the opportunity to revise any round to a 10-8 if that round was more dominant than the other rounds on a relative basis.

    The notion of an "objective" 10-8 round is too frail with uncertainty. But it's much more common to have two close rounds and one very clear round.
     
  14. moreorless87 Straba

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    The last round as a tie breaking for draws(so who wins that round wins the fight) wouldnt IMHO be a bad idea and if you had that in place then arguebly judges might be more willing to give 10-10 rounds which would discourage point fighting.

    Public scoring would be a better idea IMHO, It gets the same criticm that it would cause fighters to "fight safe" if they know there ahead but in pratice I think the reverse is true. Its actually MUCH more common that fighters think they are ahead in the scoring more than they actually are, fighters coasting late in fights they think they are winning when in reality they need a finish or a 10-8 to win.
     
  15. Franklin U. Steel Belt

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    I think you're on the right track.... not so much about " 10- 8" s( unless its just) but to make sure you get a close fight right , I think all judges should be able to review stats ( significant strikes in particular) and have the power to change their score of 1 round. Especially if it's a round they weren't too sure to begin with .... their human, it happens.

    Let's get it right. A controversial loss stays in your memory a short time( unless it's one of those infamous robberies ) and then after a bit, it just READS LOSS on your record which is huge in this sport as far as that subjective number next to your number.
     
  16. jitzmonkey Purple Belt

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    I've long been a proponent of revising scoring with 10-8s being rounds which were competitive, but nearly impossible to score for the fighter on the losing end; whereas 10-9s would be close rounds where one fighter edged the other.

    A 10-7 would be a dominating round (possibly a barely surviving or saved by the bell scenario or something.)

    That would generally require a rule or policy change, though.
     
  17. D'z Me against 40 of you?...A fair fight! -Big L Yellow Card

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  18. HeDidn'tWantTheFight Orange Belt

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    10-10: Figuring out a winner would take significant nitpicking.
    10-9: Competitive round, but one guy noticeably edges out the other.
    10-8: Clear round winner. Not debatable, but lacks the beatdown that characterizes a 10-7.
    10-7: Domination. Little to no offensive output from the loser and/or an extended sequence of being in survival mode.
     
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  19. suffersystem Black Belt

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    I disagree completely with changign the round scores after the fact. They are judging each round seperately, why should they be allowed to change a rounds score due to what happens in another round?
     
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  20. Tito Tapped Peanut the Kidnapper

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    No they should not.

    Should touchdowns at the end of a football game be worth more than 6 points just because the clock is almost up? Should a losing basketball team be declared the winner just because they scored more points in the 4th quarter because hey if the game went another 15 minutes they might have won then?
     
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