There’s plenty of controversy surrounding the outcome of Saturday’s tango between Anderson Silva and Michael Bisping, but the only people who mattered, the three judges sitting inches away from the live action who were paid to score the fight, are wondering what all the ruckus is about.
Bisping walked away with a questionable unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) victory over Silva.
Ben Cartlidge, Jeff Mullen and Andy Roberts all saw the exact same fight. Each official scored the first, second and fourth rounds for Bisping, while awarding Silva with the third and fifth periods.
After discovering he had lost his comeback fight after a yearlong drug suspension, Silva suggested there was “corruption” in MMA judging. Bisping was performing in front of his fellow Englishmen, so who knows if he received some home cooking?
UFC president Dana White said he had the score knotted up at two rounds apiece heading into the final frame, and he gave Silva the last stanza.
Regardless, you can’t get a mulligan in MMA and Silva suffers his third loss in four outings.
The O2 Arena in London, England hosted today’s event.
(Scorecard courtesy of MMAFighting.com)