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Fightmetric Rules Rampage-Machida A Draw, But Machida Was Far More Effective

To support my point that Rampage-Machida exemplifies why the 10-point must system fails in MMA, here’s the fight’s Fightmetric report with some interesting data. According to their calculations the fight should have been scored a 29-29 draw using the 10-point must system, but Machida was clearly the more effective fighter down the stretch and should have been awarded the decision.

I suppose that’s karma for you though. Now Machida knows what’s its like to be on the losing end of a decision he deserved to win.

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Fight Cards

Bellator 175: Rampage vs. King Mo 2

Event Date: March 31, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC 210: Cormier Vs. Johnson 2

Event Date: April 8, 2017
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 176: Carvalho vs. Manhoef 2

Event Date: April 8, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC on FOX 24: Johnson vs. Reis

Event Date: April 15, 2017
Broadcast: Fox, UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 108: Swanson vs. Lobov

Event Date: April 22, 2017
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC 211: Miocic vs. dos Santos 2

Event Date: May 13, 2017
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass