How Hunt vs. Bigfoot was a draw

Saturday, December 07, 2013

They say that a draw is like kissing your sister, but in the main event Saturday night at UFN 33, a draw was justice, as neither fighter deserved to lose. And financially, neither did.

UFC president Dana White rightly called it the Fight of the Night, and rightly gave each the $50,000 bonus, and rightly gave each their show money plus their win money, and rightly blew up his Twitter account with praise, and rightly may buy each a private island.

Dana White ‏@danawhite
•People!!!!! Have u EVER seen anything like this in ur life!!!!!?
•Both Hunt and Silva win FON and both get their win bonus and I might buy them both their own private ISLANDS!!!! Sickest HW fight ever!!!
•I agree that I have NEVER been so happy with a draw in my life! I am happy it was a draw. Winner of that fight is US the fans!!!

Still, there was some confusion as to how you could get a draw with an odd number of rounds. Here’s how:

Barry Foley
1: 10-9 Silva
2: 10-9 Silva
3: 10-9 Hunt
4: 10-9 Silva
5: 10-8 Hunt
47-47 draw

Charlie Keech
1: 10-9 Silva
2: 9-10 Hunt
3: 9-10 Hunt
4: 10-9 Silva
5: 9-10 Hunt
48-47 Hunt

Ron Papaioannou
1: 10-9 Silva
2: 10-9 Silva
3: 10-9 Hunt
4: 10-9 Silva
5: 10-8 Hunt
47-47 draw

You do have to wonder if Foley and Papaioannou did not want to pick a winner, did some quick math, and called round 5 10-8. You could make a reasonable argument that round 4 was 10-8 Silva. Still, a draw was the just decision – neither man lost that fight, and all of us won.

How did you score the fight?