Dana White Confirms All Main Event Non-Title Fights Will Now Be Five Rounds

Dana White announced today that all main event non-title fights will now be five rounds instead of three. There is no word just yet on when exactly the switch will take effect, although it was noted that the upcoming UFC 133 bout between Rashad Evans and Phil Davis will still be a three-round fight because contracts have already been signed.

The first event could be UFC on Versus 5 on August 14th, which features a main event between Dan Hardy and Chris Lytle vs. Dan Hardy. It is unknown, however, if bout agreements have been signed for that fight, as well. It should be noted that it does appear on the official event page at UFC.com, which essentially means it most likely is officially signed.

That means fight fans may have to wait until the September 17th for UFC “Battle on the Bayou” in New Orleans for the very first main event five round non-title fight.

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