Photo: The controversial Nam Yui Chul vs. Kazuki Tokudome score card

Photo by Paolo Tabuena

The scorecards were all over the place during the UFC Fight Night: Macau bout between Nam Yui Chul and Kazuki Tokudome.

Yui Chul Nam and Kazuki Tokudome put up a barn burner during their lightweight bout at the UFC Fight Night: Macau prelims. The Road FC champ in Nam came out on fire, bum rushing and running through Tokudome like a man possessed. He knocked down his opponent five times, and came close to finishing on numerous occasions.

Tokodume was able to recover on the second round though, staying on top and landing a few punches on top. It wasn't really devastating, but he did enough to recover and win the round. The third round was closer, and Nam ended up with a split decision victory.

It seemed like a pretty straight forward bout to score, but the judges scorecards were all over the place. Here's a photo of how the three judges scored it:

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Some rounds are understandable, but what's puzzling is that judge Howard Hughes only scored the first round as a 10-9 to Nam, when a 10-7 would have even been much more justifiable. The rest of the judges at least gave that a 10-8, but for some reason, Chris Watts also scored a 10-8 for Tokudome on the second when he hardly even did damage during that round.

I have no idea how they can justify those scores, but I guess we're lucky that the correct fighter still got the split decision nod in the end.

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