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"Scoring the Struve-Buentello-fight" (or "What constitutes a 10-8 round?")


Somewhat obscured by BJ Penn`s deconstruction of Diego, KenFlo`s hammering of the Carpenter and Mir`s grip of Cheick`s neck, two middling heavuweights battled it out.

I found the fight fairly enjoyable, especially the first round. And since I was rooting for Struve, I was quite pleased with the result...

But.. While I was pleased by the result and completely agree with it, I was somewhat suprised by the scoring. I, and two of the judges, scored it 10-9 Struve, 10-9 Buentello and 10-9 Struve, thus giving a victory for Struve 29-28.

But one judge scored it 28-28. How did that happen? The first round was Struve`s. The second round was Buentello`s. So...

Did that lone judge give the 10-8 to Struve? Possibly. Struve did spend almost the entire round on Buentello`s back, trying to apply choke`s. Or did he think that Buentello`s knockdown rendered a 10-8 round in the second stanza?

Merely out of curiosity. Would you rather give Struve a 10-8 for his complete domination on the ground and constant submission-attempts, (but very little significant damage)? Or would you give Buentello a 10-8 for his knockdown?

I, for one, believe both were 10-9 rounds... But if you HAD to score one of them 10-8?

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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