Posted April 20, 2014 by Paul W in News

Tate gets decision win over Carmouche

The co-main event of UFC on Fox 11 featured Miesha Tate and Liz Carmouche.  By all accounts, Carmouche dominated the first round, and Tate the final round.  According to the judges, Tate took the second round and won the fight by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

When asked if she was confident she had won the fight, Tate replied,

No I wasn’t confident I won it, to be perfectly honest. I really thought that… I honestly actually thought that Liz probably won the fight, because she had more riding time. But I haven’t watched the fight. That’s just what was going through my mind.

Tate wasn’t the only one who was thinking along those lines.  UFC President Dana White shared his thoughts:

I thought Liz won rounds one and two, and I thought Miesha won the third round. But it’s one of those things where if you look at the second round,  Liz didn’t really do any damage. She took her down, she held her. If you give Miesha points for submission attempts, it’s not crazy to say that Miesha won the fight either.

Steven Rodina of The BleacherReport probably summed it up best

Before the decisions were read, I figured that this was a sure-fire split decision. Hell, it very easily could have been a draw, given how Round 3 could’ve easily been scored 10-8 Tate. A unanimous 29-28 in either direction, though? That’s not something I can get behind.

It was (probably) the latest example of spotty judging in a night that saw a lot of it early on. While Florida isn’t Wyoming-caliber, they made Nevada seem great.


Paul W