Watching it live, I thought it was a clear Volkanovski round. But reading the fight thread it seems lots of people gave the round to Ortega.
There was the flash knockdown and two very close submission attempts. But for me, damage is first and foremost, and Volk’s ground and pound did far more damage than anything Ortega did in that round. At the end of the round Ortega had a hard time getting up and going to his corner… which was literally 2 feet away from where he was pounded.
And to those points I am not sure how to score submission attempts like chokes that dont finish. If Ortega blows out his arms and legs going after guillotines and triangle chokes, after the chokes who is more diminished?