Robbery? Edwards wins controversial decision over Pudilov√° at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Allen

Head-scratching ufc judging strikes again with puzzling scores in the Pudilova vs Edwards tilt at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Allen

By: Dallas Winston | 2 months ago
Robbery? Edwards wins controversial decision over Pudilov√° at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Allen
April 15, 2023, Kansas City, MO, Missouri, USA: KANSAS Kansas City, MO, MISSOURI - APRIL 15: R-L Joselyne Edwards kicks Lucie Pudilova in a bantamweight bout during UFC Fight Night Kansas City - Holloway vs Allen at T-Mobile Center on April 15th, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Kansas City, MO USA - ZUMAp175 20230415_zsa_p175_005 Copyright: xMattxDaviesx

UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Allen (aka UFC Kansas City) kicked off with a women’s bantamweight bout between Joselyne Edwards (13-4) and Lucie Pudilova (14-8), and it proved to be a sour first bite. Social media lit up with the typical spectrum of emotions — a mixture of scathing sarcasm, shrugs, outrage and sheer bewilderment — when Edwards won the split decision.

Robbery during UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Allen?

MMADecisions.com tracks and publishes the official UFC judging scores alongside those from popular MMA media outlets. The fight was officially scored 29-28 Pudilova and two 29-28 scores for Edwards; a jagged contrast with the MMA media scores.

All 14 media sources penned Pudilova, but two of the three official judges voted Edwards in another case of puzzling judging in MMA.

MEDIA SCORES
Steve Duncan
mma.uno
28-29Pudilova
Jillian DeCoursey
28-29Pudilova
Keith Shillan
Sherdog.com
28-29Pudilova
Alex Behunin
MMA Mania
28-29Pudilova
Dayne Fox
BloodyElbow.com
28-29Pudilova
 CombatPress.com28-29Pudilova
 BloodyElbow.com28-29Pudilova
 MMAMania.com28-29Pudilova
Jay Pettry
Sherdog.com
28-29Pudilova
Tyler Treese
Sherdog.com
28-29Pudilova
 MMAJunkie.com28-29Pudilova
Ben Duffy
Sherdog.com
27-29Pudilova
Ryan Frederick
WrestlingObserver.com
27-30Pudilova
Jake Noecker
The Scrap News
27-30Pudilova

A disparity this severe is difficult to overlook. Stay tuned for more reactions and fallout, and check the rest of our UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Allen coverage here.

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