UFC On FX 2: Flyweight Tournament Semi-Finals To Feature Possible Extension Round

via cdn1.sbnation.com

It appears that the UFC will be instituting something new for the semi-finals of their four-man flyweight tournament that will be contested this weekend at UFC on FX 2. If the fight is a draw after three rounds, there will be an extension or sudden death round afterward. Demetrious Johnson, who meets Ian McCall in one of the semi-finals, discussed it on Tapout Radio recently:

"I don't know if anybody has said anything about it, and this is the first time I'm mentioning it, is that we (McCall and himself) had to sign for a ‘sudden death' bout. If it goes to three rounds, and the judges can't decide who the winner is, then we'll do a fourth round."

...

I'm assuming that it's for me and Ian McCall. I can't say if it's going to be for Joseph (Benavidez) and Yasuhiro (Urushitani), because I'm not gonna say that the UFC made those guys sign, too. I'm telling you, specifically, that I signed a contract for an extra round on the bout agreement. I'm not gonna say that they did. I'm assuming, in my unprofessional opinion, that they did as well."

Joseph Benavidez and Yasuhiro Urushitani will indeed have the possible extra round as well for their bout. There will be no extension round for the finals, just the semis. Interesting concept.

SBN coverage of UFC on FX 2: Alves vs. Kampmann

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker