UFC 204 scorecards: Here's how the judges scored Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson

Decision via score cards: At most MMA fight events the head referee will meet in the locker room with the fighters and their corner men before the fight. If the round is even, both fighters receive ten points. Some factors one must consider to judge effective grappling during a fight: By Katrina Belcher Recently there's been some controversy on whether or not MMA judges are doing their job properly or well. The Latest

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When all three judges score the bout for the same contestant; Split Decision: When two judges score the bout for one contestant and one judge scores for the opponent; or Majority Decision: When two judges score the bout for the same contestant and one judge scores a draw.

Unanimous — When all three judges score the bout a draw; Majority — When two judges score the bout a draw; or Split — When all three judges score differently and the score total results in a draw. Scoring Criteria The following 4 four objective scoring criteria are usually utilized by the judges when scoring a round: A round is to be scored as a Round when both contestants appear to be fighting evenly and neither contestant shows clear dominance in a round; A round is to be scored as a Round when a contestant wins by a close margin, landing the greater number of effective legal strikes, grappling and other maneuvers; A round is to be scored as a Round when a contestant overwhelmingly dominates by striking or grappling in a round.

A round is to be scored as a Round when a contestant totally dominates by striking or grappling in a round. The sliding scale and each substandard is used by the judges to ascertain the length of time fighters are either standing or on the ground. If the mixed martial artists spent a majority of a round on the canvas, then the following should apply: Effective grappling is weighed first; and Effective striking is then weighed.

If the mixed martial artists spent a majority of a round standing, then the following should apply: Effective striking is weighed first; and Effective grappling is then weighed. If a round ends with a relatively even amount of standing and canvas fighting, striking and grappling are weighed equally. Some examples of those techniques which could give the most weight in scoring to effective striking, effective grappling, control of the fighting area and effective aggressiveness and defense are: Evaluations should be made in the order in which the techniques appear per the above, giving the most weight in scoring to effective striking, effective grappling, control of the fighting area and effective aggressiveness and defense.

Effective striking is judged by determining the total number of legal heavy strikes landed by a contestant. Some factors one must consider to judge effective grappling during a fight: Effective grappling is judged by considering the amount of successful executions of a legal takedown and reversals.

Factors to consider when judging control of a fighting area: The following is an example of effective aggressiveness during a fight: Effective aggressiveness means moving forward and landing a legal strike.

The following examples show effective defenses during a fight: Effective defense means avoiding being struck, taken down or reversed while countering with offensive attacks.

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