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Brendan Allen and Kyle Daukaus (Picture by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC by means of Getty Images)
Twitter reacts to doubtful scorecards in Brendan Allen vs. Kyle Daukaus.
Brendan Allen and Kyle Daukaus placed on an incredible, wild scrap as part of the main card for UFC Vegas 4, with Allen staying unbeaten in the Octagon and Daukaus being handed his first MMA loss. But the praises for the bout was quickly spoiled by the mockery and confusion of one of the judges’ scoring.
Allen, the former middleweight champion of the LFA, got into the UFC with a first-round submission win over Aaron Jeffery on season three of Dana White’s Contender Series (DWCS). He entered this bout off back-to-back finishes of Kevin Holland and Tom Breese at UFC Boston in October and UFC Norfolk in February, respectively.
Daukaus, the former champion of Cage Fury Fighting Championships, had his own win on DWCS, defeating Michael Lombardo by unanimous decision, but not earning a contract. He, instead, competed in two more successful defenses of the CFFC belt to enter this bout as a 9-0 fighter.
The two competed in a wild battle, with Allen dropping Daukaus with a knee about a minute into the bout before keeping him grounded and busting him open with ground-and-pound. Daukaus fought back but Allen maintained control of the fight in the second. But in the third, Daukaus busted up one of Allen’s eyes and continuously seeked out — and nearly got — a choke.
Most expected Allen to win two rounds on the judges’ scorecards, but one elected to give him a clean 30-27 sweep. And just as much as people in the MMA community praised the bout, the judge was given heat.
See how Twitter reacted to the scores
Arrest the judge who scored it 30-27
— Lasse 🇩🇪🇲🇨 (@RaiinoX) June 28, 2020
Seeing that 30-27 advised me of the James Krause vs Trevin Giles battle. Krause managed much of the first round for Joe Soliz to score the round for Trevin Giles. FIRE CLEARLY INEPT JUDGES! #UFCVegas4
— David McIntosh( @Daaviee_)June 28, 2020
30-27 is a humiliation of ascore
— ThaBurner( @tha_burn3r)June 28, 2020
— Adrian Sullivan Music (@adriansullmusic) June 28, 2020
Is the UFC doing 2 things. 1. Removing the judges cellular phone so the focus. 2. Ensuring the battle that is in the ring is likewise the one on their displays ?? 30-27, what measurement was that battlein Dammm #UFCVegas4
— Alex A. (@TheLtrASquared) June 28, 2020
— Colby Covington Fan Club (@CovingtonFan) June 28, 2020
#UFCVegas4 that 30-27 Allen scorecard might be the worst evaluating this year, which stating something. We have actually experienced some trash ass scorecards these past couple ofcards Something requirements to be done in concerns to guidance of these casual judges.
— Ben (@ben_bertoni) June 28, 2020
How in the world did that last judge offer it 30-27??? Allen won however he plainly lost the 3rdround Beginning to believe a few of these mixed martial arts judges do not understand the guidelines/ how to score a battle. Or at the minimum do not u see stand how it deals with the ground #UFCVegas4
— Sufyaan (@S_Sajid96) June 28, 2020
fire the judge that provided Allen a 30-27
— Chris (@KRNG_Chris) June 28, 2020
Never Ever a 30-27 in that battle, that judge is insane
— lee beckett (@lee_beckett) June 28, 2020
Scoring system and judges need revamping. Get arses in those judges seats that have actually been in a cage, or a minimum ofcoach That 30-27 is truthfully a humiliation to the sport. #UFCVegas4
— Scott Kettles (@ScottyK98) June 28, 2020
30-27?!??! Kyle ought to’ve won that a person … #UFCVegas4
— ⚡ (@mihawk_cs)June 28, 2020
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