The curious case of Hendricks vs. Lawler judging

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Heading into the final round, Johny Hendricks, Robbier Lawler, both corners, and virtually everyone watching thought Hendricks won the first two rounds, Lawler won 3 and 4, and whoever won the final round was the new UFC welterweight champion.

There was however a notable exception – Judge Doug Crosby.

All three judges score the fight 48-47 for Hendricks, but Crosby got there via an a different path.

Judges Aladin Martinez and Mike Gonzales scored it rounds 1 and 2 for Hendricks, 4 3 and 4 for Lawler, and 5 for Hendricks. However, Crosby saw Round 2 10-8 for Hendricks, and the final round a 10-10 tie.