Fight Metric scores controversial bout 29-28 for Matt Wiman


Matt Wiman was convinced he'd won the fight and so was much of the crowd in attendance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, but that's not the way the judges saw it. Denis Siver did enough in the first and third rounds to take a unanimous decision, 29-28 on all three cards, in bout No. 3 on the UFC 132 pay-per-view.

When the decision was announced Wiman ripped his hand away from the referee, stormed out of the cage and actually left the building. The loser eventually came back after walking around the parking lot.

"I did a lot of damage. Maybe he got the decision because he threw more punches, but they weren't effective. Effective striking and grappling is what they say and he didn't have that at all," said Wiman.

FightMetric seems to agree.

In the critical third round, Dennis Siver dominates Matt Wiman both on strike volume (47-6) and in significant strikes (11-6),  but was reversed in power strikes (1-3). In addition, Wiman scored two takedowns and a guillotine attempt, giving him the round in Fight Metric's judgment.



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FixedPartialArts site profile image  

7/5/11 12:07 PM by FixedPartialArts

You're projecting. You read the unified rules. I provided a link earlier. Sub attempts are mentioned a couple of times in the judging criteria."Effective grappling is judged by...fighters using anactive, threatening guard."Fighting area control is judged by....creating threatening submission attempts"Why would you tell people to read the unified rules when you haven't yourself?Of course submission attempts would count. They hurt, cause discomfort, and sometimes damage.

2011lurker site profile image  

7/5/11 11:12 AM by 2011lurker

Evilpetz sub attempts to not count in the unified rules. you know this isnt pride right. go read the unified rules before you tell people to go watch kickboxing

Burl site profile image  

7/4/11 3:57 PM by Burl

It's understandable that Wiman was upset at losing a somewhat close decision, but storming out of the building? That is right out of the TUF handbook. In reality, Wiman only landed a slicing elbow in the second and a some TD's here and there (5 of 16). This was not a hard fight to judge at all unless you are going only by the blood factor. Wiman's reaction is a side effect of the ridiculous emphasis placed on "control" instead of damage by judges over the past several years.

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7/4/11 3:32 PM by McBottery

Yeah I'm sure their awkwardness had NOTHING to do with Joe's ridiculously douchey questions...

Evilzpet site profile image  

7/4/11 3:27 PM by Evilzpet

Oh yeah and Krizogg's juvenile rant is a perfect example of why you should be at least 18 to post here.

Evilzpet site profile image  

7/4/11 3:25 PM by Evilzpet

Yes submission attempts DO count. Any effort to finish counts towards scoring. With your logic strikes don't count if they don't knock the guy out. Go back to kickboxing.

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7/4/11 1:33 PM by ausgepicht

How could you post something like that after the FACTS have just been posted? If you are trying to say that Wiman should have won because 4 more takedowns and 2 failed submissions (which did ZERO damage) is greater then winning every category of striking, then I'd suggest you watch WWE, since you don't prefer truth and facts and use blood as a sole criteria for a fighter winning. Looking at those stats shows that what you though was "obvious" turned out to be your lack of understanding. Take it in stride, learn more about the sport and you'll understand decisions better. You're welcome and have a nice day!!!  

FixedPartialArts site profile image  

7/4/11 1:21 PM by FixedPartialArts

Guy, I was quoting the unified rules directly."(c) Judges shall evaluate mixed martial arts techniques, such as effective striking, effective grappling, control of the fighting area, effective aggressiveness and defense.(d) Evaluations shall be made in the order in which the techniques appear in (c) above2. If the mixed martial artists spent a majority of a round standing, then: 1. Effective striking is weighed first"By that criteria, Siver should have won, if you believe the FightMetric statistics that were inputted.

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7/4/11 12:50 PM by PiousDevil

voted up

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7/4/11 12:05 PM by kinkle

There were some boos, but not everybody thought Wiman won. Siver and his coaches looked fine, you are reading into it way too much. You know why this debate is hilarious, it is CLEAR why Siver won if you actually watch the fight closely. It is funny those that think Wiman won have to rely on idiotic bullshit like the mannerisms of Siver and his coaches after the fight. If anything, this just shows Fight Metric is flawed.