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Fortunes changed for five at UFC Fight Night 78

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With nine fights going the distance, most of Saturday night’s UFC card left their fate in the hands of the judges. There were close fights that could have gone either way, but only one end result could be labeled bad all night.

A number of circumstances, most notably all six main card fights going the distance, led to Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night from Monterrey, Mexico being the company’s longest show of 2015, a live event that clocked in at seven hours.

The length was a combination of all six main card fights going the distance, and the show doubling for the local market as the finals of the Latin American version of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF). That meant video packages to introduce the four finalists, further lengthening the show.

In all, nine of 13 fights went the distance, which means the subject of controversial judging was almost sure to rear its head. There were some strange individual scorecards, including the scary moment when it came out that the Henry Cejudo vs. Jussier Formiga fight was a split decision. Judges Derek Cleary and Eric Colon both had it 30-27 Cejudo, ….View original article

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