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)
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:
* - 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.