From the Bleacher Report: UFC: Dana White Says He Thought BJ Penn Beat Jon Fitch at UFC 127
And call me crazy, or swear up and down that I don't know what the hell I'm talking about, but I am in 100% agreement with the boss man. I scored the first two round 10-9 BJ, and the last round 10-9 Fitch. The last round was not what I would consider a 10-8 round. Sure, Fitch was successful in controlling BJ in the 3rd round but he hardly inflicted any substantive damage and BJ was never in any real danger from Fitch. Fitch merely laid on BJ for 5 minutes and pretended to punch him. That, in my opinion does not warrant a 10-8 score. A 10-8 score should be given when a fighter is close to finishing his opponent and would have if the clock hadn't run out. This was not the case in this fight and we all know it.
So really, the only round that is up for debate is Round 2. Everyone is going to have a different opinion on this one. I'm watching the fight again right now to see if my opinion changes. Perhaps it will once I watch the fight without any beers any me. Nevertheless, my point stands. The 3rd round was not 10-8, and if you think that it was, please make your opinion known in the comments.