Saw something about someone possibly whining about the 1-2-1-2 format of the battles, about how MC2 has a huge advantage. Several things wrong with this outlook.
ONE - SOMEBODYhas to go first, and SOMEBODYhas to get the last word. If these two things deeply affect your decision on who won, you're focusing on the wrong thing.
TWO - Skill, experience, and a quick wit will be the biggest advantages an MC can have.
THREE - If you go first, you can close the battle with your 2nd verse by reinforcing your 1st verse's punches and flipping MC2's first verse with sufficient delivery and lyrical competency. (If you hit them hard enough, MC2's 2nd 16 might not even matter because they don't overcome the burial.)
FOUR - A battle is more than flips. It is also punches, delivery, flow, clarity, rhythm, lyrics, rhyme, scheme, technique, and several other things.
A good judge takes into account the fact that MC2 got the last word and MC1 will not get another chance to flip, so MC2's second 16 is under harsher scrutiny.