Split draw

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A split draw is an outcome in several full-contact combat sports, including boxing, mixed martial arts, and other sports involving striking. In a split draw, one of the three judges scores the contest in favor of one fighter, another judge scores it in favor of the other fighter, and the third judge scores the contest as a draw. The decision is announced as a draw.

Examples of split draws are the March 1999 heavyweight championship match between Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis, the September 2017 middleweight championship match between Canelo Álvarez and Gennady Golovkin and the December 2018 heavyweight championship match between Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury.

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