As far as Hendo/Shogun, I personally scored it 47-46 for Henderson, but I am a big supporter of more frequent 10-8 and 10-10 scores. I think it's just ridiculous that round 1 can be scored in the same fashion as more dominant rounds like 3 and 5.
Agreed. If mma is going to use the 10-point must system, which clearly states the loser will be awarded "9 points or less," I feel like 10-8 rounds need to be awarded more frequently. You nailed it when you said it's ridiculous that round 3 and 5 can be scored the same as the other rounds. To me, a 10-9 round should look like rounds 1, 2, and 4 last night, a 10-8 round should look like rounds 3 and 5, and a 10-7 round should be something along the lines of the first round of Edgar-Maynard II, where one fighter is inflicting heavy damage and completely controlling the fight.