Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale Results - Nam Phan Dominates, Loses Decision To Leonard Garcia

Nam Phan dominated all three rounds of his bout with Leonard Garcia, coming extremely close to finishing the fight in round two. Garcia used his typical style of coming forward and throwing wild punches that rarely land but look "flashy" while Phan was controlled in landing combinations to the head and body. Garcia was exhausted starting in the second round and it allowed Phan to simply avoid damage in the early part of the rounds but take over during the later part.

Most fans had a feeling that Garcia would win the judges decision though and that is exactly what happened. While SBNation saw the fight 30-26 for Phan, giving him round 2 10-8. Two judges saw the fight 29-28 for Garcia with the third seeing it 30-27 for Phan. It is nothing new for Garcia who rightfully could be 0-7 in his last seven bouts but instead is 3-3-1 winning three split decisions with a split draw thrown in for good measure.

Judging in MMA is something that has to change and no system is going to work with judges who do not understand that walking forward throwing arm punches that don't land does not beat out the other guy actually landing short, crisp punches.

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