Majority draw

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A majority draw is an outcome in several full-contact combat sports, including boxing, mixed martial arts (MMA), and others sports involving striking. In a majority draw, two of the three judges agree that neither fighter won (i.e. tied scorecards), while the third judge indicates one fighter being the clear winner on his/her scorecard.[1] Thus, the majority of judges see the outcome as even and the result is announced as such, although one judge gave a clear victory on his/her card to one fighter.

The outcome is one of the rarest judged decisions in professional boxing and MMA, apart from a unanimous draw (where all three judges score the fight as a tie), or a split draw (where a judge scores a winner of each fighter, as well as a judge scoring a draw).

Examples[edit]

An example of a majority draw is during UFC 205's Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson card. Of a three judge-panel, two judges have scored a draw, but the final judge awarded Tyron Woodley 48-47.[2]

Another example is the YouTuber white-collar boxing match KSI vs. Logan Paul. The fight ended in a majority draw, with two judges scoring it 57–57 and the other 58–57 in favour of KSI.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Majority draw". BoxRec.
  2. ^ "Woodley retains title with draw vs. Thompson". ESPN.com. 2016-11-13. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  3. ^ "KSI vs Logan Paul: YouTube boxing fight ends in a draw". BBC. 25 August 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2018.