UFC Flyweight tournament to utilize "sudden death" round if neededPosted on February 23, 2012, 09:18 PM by Trent Reinsmith
The UFC will take the first step toward naming its first Flyweight Champion when the promotion travels to Australia for UFC on FX, a fight card that will take place on March 3.
Four fighters will compete in the first round of the mini-tournament to decide who will wear the Flyweight crown. In one bout Joseph Benavidez will face Yasuhiro Urushitani, while the second bout will feature Demetrious Johnson versus Ian McCall.
Both fights are scheduled for three rounds. Concerns of a tie have lead the UFC institute a “sudden death” round. A fact that Johnson recently revealed, “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.” - for more see TapouT Radio
The winner of the bouts on the UFC on FX card will face each other for the UFC Flyweight title.