Any sport needing judges and referees will have some issues. Sometimes at the highest level it is hard to get a submission or a knockout and a really competitive fight usually goes to a deadlock. Occasionally different factors can influence a match, according to Low Kick. A fighter could spend the entire fight running and countering, or there should have been a point deduction for an illegal punch.

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At times the 'ooh's and 'aah's from the crowd are hard to ignore, and they affect the judges' opinion. It’s one of the most overused phrases in MMA, but sometimes fighters need to leave it in the hands of the judges.

Frankie Edgar vs. Benson Henderson II at UFC 150 should have been scored even

Say what you will about their first controversial lightweight title fight at UFC 144, Frankie Edgar certainly did enough to win his strap back from then-champion Benson Henderson at UFC 150.

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In one of the more surprising decisions in the history of the 155-pound division, “Smooth” retained his title after narrowly escaping the judges’ scorecards. While certainly close in significant strikes landed (66 to 64 for Frankie), Edgar seemingly did enough through 25 minutes. Henderson was able to outscore Edgar on their feet in two of the rounds, but “The Answer” responded with a successful takedown in each frame. Not to mention, Edgar secured a knockdown in the second. At the very least, this fight should have been scored a draw.

Robbie Lawler created a lasting impression on the judges during the final round vs. Carlos Condit at UFC 195

Carlos Condit got overlooked for the welterweight champion Robbie Lawler. Condit not only threw a ridiculous 322 strikes through the first 20 minutes, but he was winning in every sense of the word. From setting the pace to mixing in kicks, spinning back fists, leaping elbows, body shots, and lunging combinations, “The Natural Born Killer” had arguably put on the fight of his life.

But Lawler's hectic pace in the fifth and final frame allowed him to escape with the split-decision victory.

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