The highly electric UFC Noche card hosted in Mexico last weekend witnessed a rare phenomenon due to bad judging. The main event headlined by a bout between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko was among the few title fights in UFC that ended in a draw. The official scorecards left many fans puzzled and even Daniel Cormier felt it was one of the worst judging in the sport.
Hall Of Famer and former double champion Daniel Cormier was calling fights cage-side with team at UFC Noche. While DC initially believed the scorecards for the main event hit the mark, his views completely changed after witnessing the scoring for the fifth round. The bout was intensely competitive and any fighter could have emerged victorious.
However, due to Mike Bell’s unexplainable decision, the fight ended in a split draw. Bell awarded Grasso a 10-8 round which was highly questionable given the close nature of the round. This left the fighter-turned-analyst fuming about the scoring and he even called out Mike Bell for the mistake.
“Mike Bell, I don’t know what you could have watched to score the fifth round a 10-8 for Alexa Grasso. She won the round no doubt about it but a 10-8 is just….. It is honestly one of the worst scorecards that I’ve seen in a really long time,” said DC.
Regardless, DC thought Grasso successfully retained her title. However, he still chose to state the facts and made Grasso realize that she did not win the fight.
Daniel Cormier reminds Alexa Grasso that she did not win the fight
The much-anticipated rematch between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko ended in a majority draw due to bad judging. The fight was intensely close and results could have been in the favor of either of the fighters. Yet, Grasso managed to retain her title despite not winning the fight.
Fighter-turned-analyst Daniel Cormier made sure to point that out to Grasso in her post-fight interview. The Hall Of Famer asked Grasso her thoughts on the draw and had she done enough to retain her title.
“A draw, did you think that you had done enough to get the victory? Were you surprised that was a draw?” questioned Cormier.
While Grasso was content with the result of the fight and called herself the winner, Cormier made sure she knew the fight was a draw. Cormier was also not the only one taken aback by the as his fellow commentator Dominick Cruz was equally perplexed with the scorecards.
Regardless, Daniel wants both fighters to run it back for the third time and get a definite answer to their rivalry. Do you think the judging was on point for the main event of UFC Noche? Let us know your opinions in the comments below.