'Worst ever': UFC fans fume over 'disgusting' controversy

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
Brendan Allen gets his hand raised and celebrates after his victory over Kyle Daukaus.
Brendan Allen reacts after his victory over Kyle Daukaus in their middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 27, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Brendan Allen and Kyle Daukaus delivered a brutal middleweight war in Las Vegas for UFC Fight Night: Poirier v Hooker, but fans couldn’t look past a controversial scorecard.

Both fighters lasted the distance in a brutal battle that saw Allen dominate the first two rounds with his superior striking.

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But Daukaus took over the third round and wrestled Allen to the ground where he attempted multiple submissions.

While Allen was able to get back up to his feet with moments left, the third round clearly belonged to Daukaus.

The judges scored it 29-28, 29-27, and 30-27 to Allen, who moved to a professional record of 15-3.

While the judges scored the fight to Allen, which was correct, fans blew up at the scoring.

The last round was close to a 10-8 round for Daukaus after trapping his rival for four minutes and controlling his back.

Allen was eventually able to get back to his feet and throw a few punches, which could be argued stopped the 10-8.

But the judge that handed Allen every round in a 30-27 prompted outrage from former middleweight champion Michael Bisping.

Brendan Allen punches Kyle Daukaus in the octagon.
Brendan Allen punches Kyle Daukaus in their middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 27, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

“I want to know what that judge was smoking. I’m telling you right now there’s no way that wasn’t a 10-9 for Kyle Daukaus,” he said.

“Had Brendan not got on top towards the end, it would have been a 10-8 and we could have potentially seen a draw. Come on, 30-27? That’s absolute nonsense.

“Even a layman can see that when he had his back, had a body triangle, threatening with a choke for almost four minutes. Come on, how do you not give the guy the round!?”

Fans were also left dumfounded.

Fortunately, the judging didn’t cost Allen the win.