Written by: Darnell Myrick
By Darnell Myrick
Fans have been craving for longer main events in the UFC. Especially for main event fights that have championship implications. Also, longer main events draw more attention to the event as well. Even officials within the UFC want to see longer main event fights. Well, starting in November, they will get their wish.
Three round non-title main events are now officially over in the UFC. The UFC will now require all main events to go five rounds, whether it is a title fight or if it’s not a title fight. The first non-title five round fight will take place at UFC 138 in November. A middleweight fight between Chris Leben and Mark Munoz will main event UFC 138. Both of these fighters are top contenders within their weight class.
The switch to 5 round main events in non-title fights should help judges be more decisive when it comes to deciding the winner of a fight. There shouldn’t be a disputes about who won a fight like at UFC 123 between Rampage Jackson vs Lyoto Machida and at UFC 127 between BJ Penn and Jon Fitch.