Originally Posted by blahface
If you were judging a UFC fight, what criteria would you use to score points to the fighters. Also, what kind of judging system would you use overall?
In a UFC fight with a 10 point must system, Iíd always score the first fight with loser getting 5 points. The loser of the next fight would get points relative to how well he did in the fight compared to the last loser. If it is about the same level of domination from the winner, then it would also be a 5. Under this system I would have judged the Tito Forrest fight as such:
R1: 10-5 for Tito.
R2: 10-7 for Griffin
R3: 10-7 for Griffin
Then the final score would be 25-24 Griffin.
For overall MMA judging, Iíd give 100 points divided between each fighter per round. If one fighter was winning 65% of the a round, then he would get 65 points and his opponent would get 35 points.
Way to complicated 10 points for the winner of the round and 9 for the loser has worked for decades; it doesnít need changes just better judges.
Look at Pride there has been maybe 4 decisions I didnít like in watching it for 4 years thatís 1 bad decision per year, looks like there is one every UFC event.
Maybe judge it like they do in Pride not judged by rounds but by the whole fight.