Originally Posted by killerinstinct
Karo looked more skilled than Diego he just took a shot to the eye and it hurt him early on.Once he regained his composure he threw Diego around effortlessly.Diego looked like a rag doll.Diego won that fight on conditioning.If they had a rematch my money would be on Karo.
I agree with this to an extent.
The fight was won in the last 3 minutes imo. Karo controlled the action apart from the end, and the beginning when he was hurt. All in all I'd say Diego had the better standup and conditioning, Karo had the better ground and clinch (ie the majority of the match) - it was a great fight but last impressions count for a lot I suppose.
Even though Karo gave up his back, he didn't get hurt or subbed whilst there. I know wrestlers love to hook someones back, but Judokas naturally try to avoid being on their backs, thus they are adept in such positions and that showed.
The 3rd judge should be fired - what a joke. I score it 10-10 (would be fair
) 10-9 Karo, 10-9 Sanches for a diplomatic draw and a PPV rematch.