Controversial Scorecards for UFC 212 Split Decision Revealed

At UFC 212, on Saturday, Marlon Moraes made his highly anticipated UFC debut when he fought highly ranked contender Raphael Assuncao.

The pivotal bantamweight fight saw its fair share of controversy when it came to the judges’ scorecards.

In the end, Assuncao won a split-decision against the former World Series of Fighting champion.

Neither fighter produced much offense throughout the fight. With both Assuncao and Moraes being among the best 135-pound fighters in the world, the two often canceled each other out.

While the first two rounds could have gone to anyone, the third round seemed to be the clearest with Moraes winning the round. However, the judges didn’t seem to agree.

Guilherme Bravo, Fabio Alves, and Phillipe Iorio were the judges for the fight. Despite the only clear round being round three for Moraes, Iorio awarded all three rounds to Assuncao. Alves scored the fight two rounds to one in favor of Moraes, while Bravo scored the fight the same but for Assuncao.

Below, you can see the official scorecards for this controversial bantamweight fight in Brazil.