Judging in MMA as we all know is fairly consistent. However, I am amazed that three judges can look at the same fight, and come up with different scores! Judging has been, and will always be subjective. One judge may put more weight on groundwork, whereas his contemporaries may not, and vice-versa.
On this night Judge Sal D’Amato scored the main event 49-46 for the winner Michelle Waterson, making him the only human I know of to not have this fight 38-38 heading into the fifth round! I am wondering what he bases his scoring on, and how he got to where he did?
Below are the official scorecards for UFC 35 on ESPN+:
Christopher James has been in the MMA industry for 15 years, Working as a ring announcer for promotions like the XFC, Island Fights, Combat Night and Fight Nights Global during his career. Chris’ love for the sport and the athletes that partake in it led him to writing and doing face to face interviews with the athletes he admired and respected. Chris isn’t conventional by any stretch of the imagination, he has his own style, and takes pride in not being a “cookie-cutter” member of the media. Unique and sometimes controversial takes are what he brings to the table, forcing folks to think a little differently about the world of MMA. He also has a love for music as he has been a dj for 25 years and his love for music gets brought to the MMA world when he gets his guests to sing on his weekly show Cage Side with Christopher James which can be seen Wednesday nights on FACEBOOK LIVE, and soon via podcast.