MMA Community Criticize Dan Miragliotta For Favoring Maycee Barber In All 3 Rounds At UFC San Antonio

The veteran UFC referee is facing a massive backlash for an apparent terrible job in judging.

Dan Miragliotta Under Fire
Dan Miragliotta Under Fire - Image credit @UFC @bellatormma Twitter
  • Dan Miragliotta is under fire after being the only judge to give all three rounds to Maycee Barber in her fight against Andrea Lee at UFC San Antonio
  • The UFC referee’s score saw “The Future” getting the split decision win

Dan Miragliotta has become a hot subject of discussion in the sport for the wrong reasons. Many believe that the veteran UFC referee did a terrible job in judging a UFC San Antonio bout after favoring Maycee Barber over Andrea Lee in all three rounds.

A wild scoring

Based on the official scorecards, One judge scored the fight 29-28 in favor of Barber, while the other had it 29-28 in favor of Lee. As for Miragliotta, he was the only one who scored the bout 30-27, all in favor of “The Future.”

See the scorecard below:

A massive backlash

In all fairness, the fight was close and everybody knew it was hard to score each and every round. However, what the majority of the MMA community was fuming about was the fact that in Miragliotta’s scorecard, Barber dominated Lee for 15 minutes.

Miragliotta’s score was crucial as it wound up becoming the determinant of the winner. Obviously, the split decision win was handed to Barber.

As expected, a mix of UFC fighters, personalities, and fans heavily criticized Miragliotta on social media.

Check out the tweets below:

The controversial win saw Barber extending her unbeaten UFC run to four fights in a row. On the other hand, Lee suffered her second consecutive loss, having lost to Viviane Araujo in the fight prior.

As for Miragliotta, it’s still a bit shocking as he is no rookie in judging UFC fights. In fact, he had been judging in various UFC events for years.

Published on March 26, 2023 at 12:58 pm
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