“Sudden Death” Rounds Implemented For UFC Flyweight Tournament?
During a recent interview with Tap Out Radio’s “Crooklyn’s Corner” UFC fighter Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson broke news that the UFC made him sign a “Sudden Death” clause in his latest bout agreement.
This is not only news, but it is also unheard of in modern Mixed Martial Arts.
Due to the fact that this is a four-man elimination tournament to crown the first ever UFC flyweight champion the reasoning behind a sudden death round is sound and makes perfect sense.
Here is what he said:
“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.”
Demetrious Johnson will square off with Ian McCall and Joseph Benavidez will take on Japanese flyweight standout Yasuhiro Urushitani and the winners will face each other for the first ever UFC flyweight title.
March 3 is the date of the yet to be made official UFC on FX 2 fight card. The evening’s headliner is expected to be a welterweight bout between Martin Kampmann and Thiago Alves, although at this point in time it is too early to be certain.