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You can win a fight just by 'advancing' more than your opponent ?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by tonil, Feb 9, 2020.

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You can win a fight just by 'advancing' more than your opponent

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Rule is valid only for Jon Jones

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  1. tonil Red Card

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    Is this true ?
    For example , you are getting kicked and punched constantly during the fight, but you are advancing all the time and your opponent is on retreat going backwards but kicking and punching you all the time.
    If this continues during the whole fight , no matter how many times you've been hit, you are winning ?
     
  2. FrodoFraggins Black Belt

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    Only if everything else is close - then yes pushing the other guy back is a deciding factor. Jones won the last two for sure. I'd need to rewatch round 3.

    Machida has lost because he was always going backwards and offering weak counterattacks. It's a dangerous strategy.
     
  3. biscuitsbrah Red Belt

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    I get he was making reyes tired with the pressure, but Jones did nothing outside rounds 4 and 5.
     
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  4. FrodoFraggins Black Belt

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    I haven't heard anyone say Jones lost round 5 (or 4). Round 3 is the decider imo.
     
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    You can win a fight if the judges say you win, regardless of what you're doing. If it goes to a decision of course.
     
  6. The-AxeMurderer Gold Belt

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    If you are Jon Jones or Conor McGregor, all you have to so is make it to the final bell

    BOOM you win

    Those judges are a joke.

    Even the UFC commentary was atrocious.

    They also barely commented on any of the body shots Reyes landed.
     
  7. popac Blue Belt

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    It didn't work for my boy Aldo
     
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    Reyes wasnt doin that though.
     
  9. FrodoFraggins Black Belt

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    I answered the question - not debating the fight. But yeah Jones was pushing forward and going for takedowns. I'd say that won him the last two rounds without debate.
     
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    Similar to the Aldo vs Moraes fight. I thought it was a clear win for Moraes, even if backing up. But most of sherdog thinks Aldo won because of forward pressure. Moraes hit Aldo the harder shots and avoided and slipped most of Aldo's offence.
     
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    If the fight is really close then looking at who's advancing more vs who's retreating more could be a possible way to break the tie.

    Of course that doesn't apply to situations where one guy is getting pummelled, yet keeps moving forward like a madman; while his opponent is on the backfoot but is still landing big shots and evading attacks.
     
  12. ScarfaceJr All praise honor & glory to the most High

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    Moving forward is irrelevant if you're opponent's strikes are landing successfully.
     
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    That type of scoring is stupid as counter fighter, like Reyes and so many others, suffer just because of their style.
     
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    One of the most bullshit decisions I've ever seen in my life.
     
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    I'm a huge Aldo fan, but he lost the 1st and 3rd
     
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    I'm also a huge fan and think he lost too (don't remember the exact rounds). Just saying it didn't work for him and it shouldn't have worked for Jones
     
  18. tonil Red Card

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    Reyes strikes landed more successfully than Jones for the first 3 rounds but that was not too relevant ?
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    Not only that but...

    Effective Aggressiveness
    “Aggressively making attempts to finish the fight. The key term is "effective‟. Chasing after an opponent with no effective result or impact should not render in the judges "assessments". Effective Aggressiveness is only to be assessed if Effective Striking/Grappling is 100% equal for
    both competitors.

    Reyes won the striking in the first 3, so all this is chasing and advancing talk is irrelevant
     

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