Ashlee Evans-Smith pulled off the upset win over Marion Reneau at UFC Fight Night 83 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While consensus belief was that Reneau deserved the victory, a case could've been made to give Evans-Smith a 29-28 win. At a minimum, you'd think that Reneau won round 1 based on badly hurting Evans-Smith with a big right hand and then nearly getting a guillotine choke as the horn sounded.
This is complete, wall-to-wall failure you're about to witness. MMA Fighting obtained the scorecards for this fight, which included a 30-27 for Evans-Smith.
Two judges gave Ashlee Evans Smith the first round... pic.twitter.com/AnLZGU4AWw— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) February 22, 2016
That's right, judges Phil Rogers and Andrew Adkins both had Evans-Smith WINNING the first round. And Rogers scored the fight for Reneau! Even worse? John Lapcevic did have it 29-28 for Evans-Smith (with Reneau taking round 1), but it was read out as 29-27 by Bruce Buffer. Before the scorecards were revealed, it was assumed that there was somehow a 10-8 in Ashlee's favor. Nope! It's actually an arithmetic atrocity. Evidently, 10+9+9=27 in the minds of Pennsylvania Athletic Commission officials. Unbelievable.
It's only February, but this is going to be hard to top as far as worst set of scorecards turned in for a UFC fight in 2016.