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  • The debate continues over who won the UFC 167 main event between welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and No. Air Max 95 Uk Sale . 1 contender Johny (Bigg Rigg) Hendricks. As the official statistics provider to the UFC, FightMetric has all the numbers on who did what in last Saturdays showdown in Las Vegas. But it is not about to step into the victory debate. The judges awarded St-Pierre a split (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) decision, meaning two of the three gave him three of the five rounds while the dissenting judge awarded Hendricks three rounds. FightMetrics Effectiveness Score, used to crunch the numbers of key fights, has Hendricks holding a narrow 364-315 edge overall. The Effectiveness Score is generated by an algorithm that takes the raw data from a fight and interprets it based on what has worked in previous bouts. "Who deployed effective techniques better," FightMetric director Rami Genauer said. Points are assigned to various techniques. For example, a power strike to the head is worth more than a non-power leg kick. While stressing he is not in the fight judging business, Genauer terms the GSP-Hendricks showdown a close contest that saw Hendricks the more effective fighter. "I dont think that theres any reason to think this was enormous robbery. We can show you other fight that are not even close -- that a fighter who got the decision was nowhere near his opponent in terms of effectiveness. You wonder what the judges were looking at sometimes. But this was not one of those fights. "Even though St-Pierre has the lower score in the first round, which is the one that makes the difference, its not by so much that you couldnt make the argument for why he couldnt have won that round based on the fact that he had the only submission attempt, based on the fact that they each had a takedown. So its not something to get bent out of shape about, I think." Looking at the Effectiveness Score numbers, Hendricks was more effective in rounds one, two and four with GSP holding the edge in three and five. Round four has the largest gap between the two fighters, with Hendricks leading 74-39. Round three was the closest, using the Effectiveness Score numbers, with St-Pierre ahead 91-81. "It shows in general that the fight was closely contested," Genauer said. "When you have one fighter that blows the other one of the water, youre going to see differences of 50-60 points per round and then over the course of the fight its going to add up to hundreds. "Our website has many many examples of these. You can see what a truly decisive victory is." For example, it was 464-154 for St-Pierre over Nick Diaz at UFC 158. Genauer is quick to point out that the Effectiveness Score does not replicate the current judging system and its criteria. "So its not like you could say that the judges were either right or wrong based on the number that the Effective Score calculates," Genauer said from Washington, D.C. "Its an alternative way of looking at the fight to ask the question who is more effective based on what is statistically proven to work in the past." The judges assigned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission scored the bout by evaluating mixed martial arts techniques " such as effective striking, effective grappling, control of the ring/fighting area, effective aggressiveness and defence." The winner of each round gets 10 points, with the loser getting nine or less. Rounds usually are scored 10-9 unless they are particularly lopsided. Judges Sal DAmato and Tony Weeks scored rounds one, three and five for St-Pierre on Saturday in Las Vegas. Glenn Trowbridge scored the first, second and fourth for Hendricks. UFC president Dana White, irate at the decision for GSP, gave all but round three to Hendricks. St-Pierre held a 101-85 edge in significant strikes over the five rounds, according to FightMetric. And GSP held the edge in rounds one (19-18), three (31-15) and five (9-4) while Hendricks led in rounds two (30-28) and four (18-4). Hendricks, however, led 142-125 in total strikes, Drilling down into the FightMetric numbers also offers some insight into why St-Pierre showed far more facial damage than Hendricks. The challenger landed 32 power shots to the head (out of 89 attempts) while GSP was good on 17 of 67 such shots. "When people say that St-Pierre may have landed more but Hendricks landed better, I think thats probably what theyre referring to," Genauer said. The champion was good on three of six takedown attempts while Hendricks landed two of four. Nike Air Max 95 Outlet Uk . -- The Sacramento Kings and guard Jimmer Fredette have completed a buyout of his contract, clearing the way for the former BYU sensation to become a free agent. Cheap Air Max 95 Wholesale . Monta Ellis had 30 points and nine assists, Nowitzki was another of seven Dallas players in double figures with 11 points and the Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 123-104 Tuesday night. PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers spent three hours making Buffalo quarterback EJ Manuel look very much like the rookie he is. Old times for a defence that has looked just plain old recently? "No," safety Ryan Clark said. "We used to be much better than that. "It was a good day, though." A welcome one, too, in a 23-10 romp Sunday. A week after a historic blowout at the hands of the New England Patriots, the Steelers went back to basics, ones that rarely change for a franchise that rarely changes. Run the ball. Get after the quarterback. Play with some menace. The result was Pittsburghs most complete performance this season, one the Steelers (3-6) insist still contains some cause for optimism. "I think we went out there and answered the call today," linebacker LaMarr Woodley said. "We played like were always supposed to." The Bills managed just 227 total yards, nearly 400 less than the Patriots gained in a 55-31 whipping of Pittsburgh a week ago. That led to one of the more uncomfortable weeks in recent memory for a team accustomed to being near the top of the AFC North, not stuck at the bottom. The Steelers sacked Manuel three times and allowed Buffalo (3-7) to convert just 3 of 14 third downs. Manuel completed 22 of 39 passes for 155 yards with a touchdown and an interception in his return after missing a month with a sprained right knee. He declined to blame his issues on rust, though he hardly looked like the dynamic playmaker that made Buffalo look so intriguing in September. Battling a stiff breeze much of the day, Manuel struggled to find any rhythm against a defence smarting after giving up a franchise record for points and yards a week ago. "I felt good throughout the game," Manuel said. "Obviously, there were plays that I missed, but I have to get better from there. The wind wasnt a problem." The Steelers, however, were another matter. Pittsburgh limited the Bills to 95 yards rushing -- 50 below their season average -- as Buffalos C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson found little room to manoeuvr against a defence that came in ranked 31st in the league. There were no such issues for Pittsburgh. Ben Roethlisberger passed for 204 yards with a touchdown and an interception and LeVeon Bell added 96 total yards and a score as Pittsburgh snapped a two-game losing streak. The Steelers, who ccame into the game 28th in the league in rushing, rolled up 136 yards on the ground and controlled the ball for more than 35 minutes. Cheap Air Max 95 Uk. . "We came in from the get-go wanting to run the ball and establish the run," Bell said. "Buffalo had no opportunities to get back in the game." Even if it took awhile for the Steelers to establish their dominance. Roethlisberger had accuracy issues early. He underthrew Markus Wheaton on Pittsburghs opening drive. Jairus Byrd stepped in front and returned it 57 yards to the Pittsburgh 29. Led by Spiller and Jackson, the Bills made it all the way to the Pittsburgh 1. Rather than test a defence that has allowed the second-most TDs rushing in the NFL, Manuel lobbed pass toward the corner of the end zone that sailed well out of bounds. The Bills settled for a field goal and the Steelers had the confidence boost they needed. "We know were way better than what we did last week in New England," Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones said. "We had to come out and respond and keep responding." Pittsburgh scored the games next 23 points, going in front to stay when Roethlisberger ended an 86-yard march by finding Jerricho Cotchery with a pretty 5-yard touchdown to make it 10-3 with 1:55 left in the first half. Any belief Buffalo had of rallying ended late in the third quarter. Roethlisberger connected with Brown for a 40-yard gain, and Shaun Suisham came on for a short field goal attempt. Buffalo jumped offside, and two plays later Bell used a block from tight end Mike Adams to give the Steelers their first 14-point lead at home this season. An interception and a 50-yard punt return by Brown helped Pittsburgh tack on two more Suisham field goals, allowing the Steelers to enjoy a brief respite from two months of frustration. NOTES: The Bills had four sacks, pushing their season total to 33, including a career-high five by DE Jerry Hughes. ... Buffalo WR Stevie Johnson left with a groin injury and did not return. ... Pittsburgh rookie S Shamarko Thomas left in the second quarter with an ankle injury did not return. G Ramon Foster also left with an ankle injury and did not return. ... Bells 34-yard reception was the third longest by a Pittsburgh running back in the last seven years. ... 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