Going into the UFC 214 main event’s third round, not many people had Jon Jones up two rounds against Daniel Cormier. But one judge did.
Going into the third round of Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones 2 at UFC 214, the wide consensus seemed to be that the then-light heavyweight champion was either up two rounds or, at the very least, tied with his challenger.
Two judges agreed that it was one round a piece after 10 minutes, but one judge — Gullerme Bravo — rather surprisingly, had it two rounds-to-nothing for Jones. Newsday Sports’ Mark La Monica posted a photo of the judges’ scorecards on Twitter after the UFC 214 main event on Saturday night.
The #ufc214 scorecard for Jon jones vs. Daniel Cormier. 19-19 on two cards 20-18 on the other pic.twitter.com/kxYmUQ9LLe
— Mark La Monica (@LaMonicaMark) July 30, 2017
The two judges who had it even at 19-19 were Chris Lee and Michael Bell.
If you look closely, however, scoring the first two rounds for Jones wasn’t the only interestinf thing on Bravo’s card. Addition apparently wasn’t someone’s strong suit in school, as it says 29-18 — which might just be the widest scorecard after two rounds we’ve seen in the history of the sport — instead of 20-18, giving Jones an extra nine points.
Bitter enemies Jones and Cormier ended their three-year rivalry in the UFC 214 headliner. Jones, who hadn’t fought in over a year, defeated “DC” by third-round knockout to recapture the 205-pound title at Honda Center in Anaheim, California.