Welcome to Judges Gonna Judge, where our MMA Junkie staff panel revisits the most controversial decision that occurred over the weekend.
For the first installment in this new series, we take a look at Douglas Lima vs. Michael Page 2, a highly-anticipated rematch that took place at Bellator 267 on Friday in London, England at the SSE Arena, Wembley.
Page was awarded the victory via split decision, earning 29-28 scores from judges Eric Colon and Douglas Crosby, while Ben Cartlidge saw the fight for Lima with a dissenting score of 29-28.
The official scores caused quite a stir on social media, so we asked our panel to take another look at this outcome. Was this a robbery? Was it too close to call? Did the judges get it right?
MMA Junkie’s Matthew Wells, Farah Hannoun, and Nolan King put on their judging hats and break the fight down round by round.