16 May 2012 08:07:02 AM
(Brazilian boy can’t get no love? / Props: enlapelea.com)
Fabio Maldonado should have learned his lesson in his fight against Kyle Kingsbury last June — if the judges refuse to count body punches as “effective damage,” you might as well just start head-hunting and grunting and hope for the best. Once again, the Brazilian light-heavyweight put on a body-shot clinic in his bout against Igor Pokrajac at last night’s UFC event, and once again he wound up with a unanimous decision loss, with one judge inexplicably handing all three rounds to the Croatian. Many observers called this one a robbery, and you can understand why if you look a little closer at the striking totals. According to FightMetric…
- Round 1: Maldonado out-landed Pokrajac 36-6 in significant strikes, 47-16 overall.
- Round 2: Maldonado out-landed Pokrajac 26-13 in significant strikes, 60-18 overall.
- Round 3: Maldonado out-landed Pokrajac 36-17 in significant strikes, 59-30 overall.
- Overall: Maldonado’s success-rate for significant strikes was 72% (98 of 137), compared to 45% for Pokrajac (36 of 80). The final overall striking total was 166-64 in Maldonado’s favor.Read More ADD COMMENTS (7) DIGG THIS