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."