How Long Is A UFC Fight?

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Joe Rogan interviews Amanda Nunes after her victory over Julianna Pena in a mixed martial arts women's bantamweight title bout.
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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Jun 28, 2023, 6:15 PM
  • A UFC match has two types of total duration.
  • Three-round fights last for 17 minutes, and five-round fights last 29 minutes.
  • Both only last under 30 minutes.

Besides the exciting finishes that a UFC fight could produce, which adds to the excitement of fans and their online sports betting experience, have you ever wondered how many minutes a UFC fight lasts? And how could you use it to your advantage when placing your bet on BetMGM’s online sportsbook?

How Long Is a UFC Fight?

There are two types of duration for a UFC fight, depending on the kind of match booked. A regular UFC fight that is booked has three five-minute rounds with one-minute intervals in-between rounds, totaling 17 minutes of action.

Meanwhile, the main event bout in a card and a title match usually has five five-minute that also has a minute break each round which totals its full duration to 29 minutes.

Do UFC Fights Go All Rounds? 

This depends on the outcome of a match; if neither fighter finishes their opponent, it would likely consume all the minutes (17 or 29 minutes) of the fight.

But this can also be shorter, primarily if one of the athletes produces a stoppage victory, either via KO/TKO or stoppage method. An online bettor can maximize their MMA betting through UFC total round betting and predicting how many rounds a UFC match could potentially end.

What Is the Total Duration of a Full UFC Event?

With an average of 10 matches in every UFC event, including the prelims and main card fights, a UFC card usually lasts five to six hours in total. This entire duration includes all the fighter walkouts, fighter introductions, fight previews, fight promos and commercial breaks.

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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.