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Judges' scorecards from Penn-Fitch at UFC 127

BJ Penn of the USA is pinned down

BJ Penn of the USA is pinned down by Jon Fitch of the USA during their welterweight bout at UFC 127 at Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia. The fight was scored a majority draw. (Feb. 26, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty

In a sport where the main purpose is to beat another man and determine who the tougher person is, a draw is like swallowing gum: it sits in your stomach, you're not comfortable about it and there's nothing you can do except let time pass.

Here we are on Tuesday, three days removed from the majority draw decision between Jon Fitch and BJ Penn at UFC 127, and we're still not satisfied. Blame the judging, blame the fighters, do as you wish.

But first, have a look at how each judge scored the fight. After rewatching the actual fight, I'm of the belief that D'Amato and Lee scored the bout accurately. I gave the first and second rounds to Penn, and after a 134-0 edge in strikes landed for Fitch in round three, it's impossible to argue against a 10-8 round.

Judge Sal D'Amato
Jon Fitch
Round BJ Penn
9 1 10
9 2 10
10 3 8
28 Total 28

 

Judge Barry Foley
Jon Fitch
Round BJ Penn
9 1 10
10 2 9
10 3 9
29 Total 28

 

Judge Chris Lee
Jon Fitch
Round BJ Penn
9 1 10
9 2 10
10 3 8
28 Total 28

 

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