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KungFuLowKick Says, in 9-17-2011 at 23:05:05 from 24.212.44.131    

I was scared the judges would give the fight to Brookins beause he “hugged” the longest in that.Great judging.Strikes on the head definetly are worth more then hugging a guy on the cage.BRAVO JUDGES.Anyone knows who were the judges?

Brookins is an awesome grappler and he’s really tough but his coaches need to take some time and show him how to keep his chin tucked and his hands up.Even if its the most basic of striking,he doesnt know it or simply doesnt do it.As long as he has that posture he won’t become better standing up.His punching and kicking is good but he will never win a striking match if his opponent can land 100% of what he throws everytime on the jaw and the chin.

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Savage Says, in 9-17-2011 at 23:39:33 from 69.116.58.183    

@KungFu
couldnt have said it better myself and i was pullin for brookins but really would have been disappointed if he got that UD

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kid dynomite Says, in 9-18-2011 at 00:28:48 from 173.238.82.175    

i agree also

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hond2dciv Says, in 9-18-2011 at 01:21:20 from 24.21.197.35    

I agree as well, though I love grappling and was rooting for Brookins. Koch looks nasty. Brookins looked slow at 145.

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Common sense! Says, in 9-18-2011 at 02:59:37 from 74.164.29.47    

I’m sorry to say that I have to disagree with you guys. I think Brookins clearly won the first round, and probably the second. For two of the judges to go 30-27 in favor of Koch is ridiculous, and really concerns me for the future of the UFC. I’ve been watching UFC since the begining and I don’t really remember too many controversial decisions in the first years. To me, the judging has been a suspect since they gave Machida the victory over Shogun (the first time they fought), in which was clearly a Shogun win of atleast 3 or 4 rounds! I sure hope they clean up the judging quickly and it doesn’t turn into boxing-like judging. Again, I don’t ever remember even talking about the judging for years. Dana, HELP!

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Mag Says, in 9-18-2011 at 03:11:16 from 118.209.167.81    

Absolutely great judging there.

Rogan STFU, very biased call. Having your back against the cage is NOT automatically ‘losing’, the “net result” of the exchanges is the only thing that really matters. And brookins FAILED to take the fight where he wanted it. Being ‘agressive’ has nothing to do with it. Koch was being aggressive in his defense of the takedown attempts by keeping the fight standing. Stupid arbitrary unified system.

Octagon Control and Agression should mean VERY LITTLE unless you actually acheive something with it, i.e. Effective Damage or getting close to finishing the fight with a sub or TKO.

Even If there was a takedown (which there wasn’t) even then, he would need to USE the takedown and do damage.

Rogan warping the minds of the uneducated noob fans who start to be brainwashed into thinking that holding someone up against the fence is winning. This slowly but surely changes the MMA game for the worse. We already see such garbage decisions under the stupid unified rules, your stupid spewing of nonsense just makes things worse.

Great judging for once.

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PitfighterZ Says, in 9-18-2011 at 10:11:20 from 71.63.32.5    

Yup. Props to the judges when deserved. Great call. I also like Brookins (the kid is tough as nails), but he needs to DO something once he pins the other guy against the fence. Even Couture would pepper the other guy with short punches and knees. Just holding is stalling like running away from the fight. Being “elusive” or “dominating” should only counts when you use your elusiveness and your dominance to inflict damage. That’s why Machida lost to Rampage, he was only effective in the third round and that’s why Brookins lost this bout, he was never effective.

@Common sense! – Judging in the UFC has been sketchy (to say the least) since Dana Douche created the unified rules of MMA, so asking The Douche of White for help is like asking a thief to protect your wallet. The corrupt Athletic Commissions are not off the hook either. Seriously, how hard is it to give workshops to MMA judges? Big John and Herb Dean have been offering those for over a decade!

MMA needs better time rules, a better point system, yellow cards, and more educated judges (actually, if you get the others done, there will be very few decisions for the judges to make). All those have been around, all you need to do is put the best package together.

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millcat Says, in 9-18-2011 at 10:45:30 from 98.28.230.7    

brookins is a great grappler..he should stick to that and go for ADCC cuz he is not a fighter and was not trying to fight…props to koch for making and carrying the fight on his own…i know how hard it is to fight a guy who doesnt fight or wana fight but simply grapple.

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FedorFailsAgain Says, in 9-19-2011 at 00:06:53 from 24.89.99.174    

Nobody told Brookins that it’s a BAD THING to mimic John Fitch…I’m happy he lost, hopefully this makes him a better fighter in his next match up.

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mmafan400 Says, in 9-19-2011 at 12:02:19 from 129.1.201.23    

God damn, has no one taught brookin’s the basics of striking? how hard is it to train someone to keep his hands up, tuck his chin, and stop standing straight up?

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MMA Richmond Says, in 9-20-2011 at 17:44:45 from 70.79.39.83    

^totally.

I think that if all things are equal (ie octagon control aggression vs effective striking) etc then it comes down to:
IS YOUR OCTAGON CONTROL CONTRIBUTING TO DAMAGE.

That’s something a lot of judges fail to take into account. Is the fact that you are controlling the fight equating to your opponent being unable to damage you, and… to you being able to damage THEM. Good call, and it could have gone the other way.

Entertaining fight.

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