Analyst Reveals Absurd ‘10-8’ Scorecard for Charles Jourdain vs. Shane Burgos as Fans Call Robbery at UFC Long Island

Published 07/16/2022, 4:05 PM EDT

UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez had the fans at the edge of their seats after witnessing the fight between Shane Burgos and Charles Jourdain. Ultimately, Burgos got the better of Jourdain and won the fight via a majority decision. This blockbuster fight sparked controversy after it was revealed that one of the judges scored the second round “10-8.”

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Round 1 of the fight started with the two men testing jabs against each other. Burgos took charge and pressed Jourdain against the fence. This followed by him locking a body triangle and trying to submit Jourdain. Unfortunately for him, Jourdain didn’t tap and proceeded to reverse positions and scramble out. Jourdain then tried to submit Burgos with a choke of his own, but wasn’t successful.

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Round 2 featured Burgos dragging down Jourdain by taking his back. Burgos displayed his ground skills by totally controlling Burgos and making him waste energy. Burgos also attempted a decently tight choke across Jourdain’s jaw. Sadly for him, this choke wasn’t tight enough and Jourdain survived for the next round.

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Round 3 saw Jourdain completely dominate Burgos with his striking skills. Burgos had no answer for him and took on a lot of punishment. Jourdain’s pace was too much for Burgos to keep up with. All of this wasn’t enough for Jourdain to earn a victory, as Burgos won the fight via a majority decision at the end of three rounds.

The MMA Fans React to the Absurd Scoring

MMA fans were not happy with the way the second round was scored. Although Burgos had plenty of ground control, he had only four significant strikes in the whole round and some fans felt that this shouldn’t translate to one of the judges scoring the round “10-8.” Fans reacted furiously on Twitter.

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With this fight done and dusted, Burgos has now won five of his last seven fights and is currently on a two fight win streak. He now has a professional record of 15 wins and three losses. As for Jourdain, he has lost two of his last four bouts and will be looking to avenge the loss in his next bout.

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What did you think of this fight? Do you agree with the judge’s scoring? Let us know by dropping your opinions in the comments below.

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Devyanshu Rout

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Devyanshu Rout is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. This sports fanatic was introduced to the UFC after the infamous Mcgregor vs Diaz fight. He has been a super-fan ever since and even began practicing the sport.

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