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Mike Pierce’s Split Decision Win Was Actually Unanimous

Mike PierceHere we go again… for the second time this year, a UFC bout has seen an athletic commission muddle up the results to a fight.

After soundly dominating Carlos Eduardo Rocha for three rounds, The Oregonian looked looked just as perplexed as all those watching when one judge rendered a unanimous 30-27 for his opponent.

Pierce who had been coming off of a contentious decision loss to Josh Koscheck, was relieved to find that this the pendulum swung in his favor regardless of a shoddy judging. Judge Rick Bays confirmed that he scored the bout for the wrong corner and asked for a correction after the bout. Four days later, the mistake has been rectified. Yet, an error of this caliber happening twice within the span of three months says a lot about the current state of judging in our young sport.


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