FightMetric Report for UFC 119's Sean Sherk vs. Evan Dunham

INDIANAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 25: Evan Dunham reacts during his UFC lightweight bout against Sean Sherk at Conseco Fieldhouse on September 25 2010 in Indianapolis Indiana. (Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Evan Dunham should be 12-0. Sean Sherk should be 1-3 since his positive steroid test in 2007. Glenn Trowbridge and Cecil Peoples owe us an explanation for this mess.

FightMetric released their report for last night's UFC 119 fight between Sean Sherk and Evan Dunham. It's not pretty.

Everyone agrees that rounds one and three go to Sherk and Dunham respectively. Round two is the contentious frame. Or at least contentious for two of the "government officials" sitting ringside.

So, how bad was it?

Let's start with the big picture. FightMetric's effectiveness algorithm awards Dunham 150 points to Sherk's 68. Not a good start.

The raw data breaks down like this:


Total
Strikes
Sig.
Strikes
TDs
Sub.
Att.
Sherk
23
15
2*
0
Dunham
42
28
0
4

* - Sherk also passed once to half-guard.

These numbers are not close, even when we ignore the algorithm's total output. Maybe the commission should consider having judges explain their cards.

Oh, and maybe Sherk and Dunham should have been a 25-minute fight.

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