Home MMA NewsLatest News Oktagon MMA Embraces Transparent Scoring in Upcoming Battles

Oktagon MMA Embraces Transparent Scoring in Upcoming Battles

by admin
1 comment
Oktagon MMA Open Scoring

Starting with their next event in the Czech Republic on December 29, Oktagon MMA is set to revolutionize its fights with the introduction of open scoring. This new system will be unveiled at Oktagon 51, which begins at noon ET in Prague’s iconic O2 Arena.

In a move announced this Wednesday, Oktagon MMA will now provide real-time scoring updates not only to the fighters and their coaching teams in their corners but also to the live audience and viewers watching from home. These scores will be revealed after each round concludes. MMA Hook was informed by officials that this transparent scoring method is slated to become a permanent feature in all subsequent Oktagon MMA events.

The shift to open scoring comes after several fighters, over recent years, have advocated for such a system. They argue that it provides competitors with crucial insights into their standing during tight matches, where the outcome could hinge on a single round’s performance.

However, not everyone is onboard with this change. Critics contend that open scoring could lead to a strategic play where fighters, aware of their significant lead, might ease up in the later stages of a fight to safeguard their win.

To date, Invicta FC stands as the only major U.S. promotion to regularly use open scoring. This practice requires approval from state athletic commissions where the events are held.

Oktagon MMA is boldly stepping into new territory with this approach at their upcoming event, headlined by a showdown between UFC stalwarts Bojan Veličković and Andreas Michailidis. This match concludes the ongoing welterweight tournament, with the victor bagging a lucrative €300,000 prize (approximately $333,000 in U.S. currency).

Fans can catch the action on Oktagon MMA’s website and internationally through DAZN.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Oktagon MMA Open Scoring

What is the new scoring system being introduced by Oktagon MMA?

Oktagon MMA is implementing open scoring for all its fights, starting with the event in the Czech Republic on December 29. This system allows real-time scoring updates for fighters, coaches, the live audience, and viewers at home, with scores revealed after each round.

When will Oktagon MMA’s new scoring system debut?

The new open scoring system will debut at Oktagon 51, scheduled for December 29, starting at 12 p.m. ET at the O2 Arena in Prague.

Why is Oktagon MMA adopting open scoring?

Oktagon MMA is adopting open scoring to provide athletes and viewers with immediate feedback on scoring. This has been a request from numerous fighters over the years, especially for closely contested fights where understanding round-by-round scores could be crucial.

What are the concerns regarding open scoring in MMA?

Some critics argue that open scoring could lead to fighters strategically cruising in the later stages of a fight to protect a lead, especially if they have built a significant advantage on the scorecards.

Which other major MMA promotion uses open scoring?

In the United States, Invicta FC is currently the only major promotion consistently using open scoring. This system requires approval from state athletic commissions.

What is the highlight of the upcoming Oktagon MMA event?

The highlight of the upcoming Oktagon MMA event is the final of the welterweight tournament, featuring UFC veterans Bojan Veličković and Andreas Michailidis, with the winner earning a €300,000 prize.

Where can viewers watch the upcoming Oktagon MMA event?

The event can be watched on Oktagon MMA’s official website and internationally through DAZN.

More about Oktagon MMA Open Scoring

You may also like

1 comment

SportsGeek123 December 29, 2023 - 10:23 pm

finally, Oktagon MMA listens to fighters & fans and brings in open scoring! so cool to see this. fighters deserve to know their score as the fight goes on.

Reply

Leave a Comment