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UFC 165: Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson Complete Scorecards

Written by Tom Ngo
September 23rd, 2013
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With Saturday’s championship affair between reigning UFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones (pictured) and Alexander Gustafsson ending in a controversial unanimous decision, many in the media (including yours truly) were upset the Office of the Athletics Commissioner of Ontario, who oversaw UFC 165 in Toronto, didn’t release a detailed breakdown of exactly how judges Chris Lee, Richard Bertrand and Doug Crosby scored the hotly contested shootout.

They merely issued a printout of the final tally from each official: 48-47 (Bertrand), 48-47 (Crosby) and 49-46 (Lee), all in favor of Jones. Unfortunately, that doesn’t help clarify the situation considering those numbers are exactly what UFC announcer Bruce Buffer relayed when he rendered the verdict.

They certainly don’t provide any specifics on how the three scored each of the five periods. Most athletic commissions typically pass out a copy of the official scorecards, with round-by-round breakdowns, to the press immediately after each UFC contest.

No word on why that wasn’t the case on Saturday.

However, on Monday the commission finally released the judges’ round-by-round scores.

Here are their report cards:

Richard Bertrand:

1stRound: Gustafsson 10-9
2ndRound: Jones 10-9
3rdRound: Gustafsson 10-9
4thRound: Jones 10-9
5thRound: Jones 10-9

Doug Crosby:

1stRound: Gustafsson 10-9
2ndRound: Gustafsson 10-9
3rdRound: Jones 10-9
4thRound: Jones 10-9
5thRound: Jones 10-9

Chris Lee:

1stRound: Gustafsson 10-9
2ndRound: Jones 10-9
3rdRound: Jones 10-9
4thRound: Jones 10-9
5thRound: Jones 10-9

As expected, all three had Gustafsson taking the opening five minutes. The second and third rounds are where differences in opinion come into play. Lee and Bertrand both awarded Jones with the second stanza, while Crosby favored Gustafsson.

Lee and Crosby were on the same wavelength for the third frame by giving it to Jones. Bertrand liked “The Mauler” in the middle round.

The trio handed Jones the championship rounds – four and five.

Just in case you missed our play-by-play coverage (how dare you?), we had Jones winning 48-47. The second round was the most questionable in our eyes, which we gave to “Bones.”

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