“I Thought Hill Won the Fight”-Dana White Says He Couldn’t Believe the Scorecard for Amanda Lemos vs Angela Hill

Published 12/19/2021, 8:55 AM EST
HOUSTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 05: UFC President Dana White looks on during the UFC 265 press conference at at Toyota Center on August 05, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)


With the completion of Saturday night’s event, UFC puts an end to a fantastic year with their last contest of 2021- UFC Vegas 45. However, no UFC event can pass off without some good, old-fashioned controversy. This time, it is the scorecard for the strawweight match between Amanda Lemos and Angela Hill. Interestingly, even UFC president Dana White thinks that the scorecard was incorrect.

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The UFC Vegas event had a power-packed strawweight bout between Angela Hill and Amanda Lemos. The opening round began at a slow pace. Meanwhile, Lemos took control of the round later on. Contrastingly, ‘Overkill’ turned the tide in the next two rounds and took the fight to Lemos.

She dominated the round so well that almost everybody thought she had the match for herself. However, the judges thought otherwise. They awarded the victory to Lemos through a unanimous decision. To top it off, they cited an even more bizarre scorecard of 30-27. In a press interview, Dana White admitted that the fight was close, and it certainly wasn’t 30-27.

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He said, “30-27 is insane. Either way, you had the fight. If you had the fight for Hill or you had the fight for Lemos. There’s no F***ing way you scored the fight 30-27, in a million years.”

“The fight is, it’s 29-28 all day, whichever way you went. I had Hill. I thought Hill won the fight,” he continued.

While fans might sometimes not agree with the results, not even the UFC boss agreed with the judge’s final verdict this time around.

Dana White declares 2021 as UFC’s best year

In the same conversation, reporters questioned UFC president Dana White about the UFC’s performance this year. And with a smile on his face, White replied that this was the UFC’s best year so far.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – MARCH 20: UFC President Dana White speaks to the media during the UFC 189 World Media Tour Launch press conference at Maracanazinho on March 20, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

He then ventured into the minute details. He said, “It goes from the level of most pay-per-views ever sold. Every live gate was a sellout. Plus, we broke records… You know, every way that you could measure success, this year we did it. We broke every single record.”

Later, Dana White told the press that they’ll be making a proper list of all the metrics for reporting.

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Who do you think won that fight? Do you think this was the best year for the UFC? Tell us in the comments below.

 

 

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Aashish Kumar

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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.

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