- Find out the number of rounds in the UFC.
- 5 minutes is the duration of every round.
The UFC is by far the leading mixed martial arts organization or promotion in the world. They house an entire roster of the most talented fighters, giving the fans the most exciting bouts and an opportunity for online sports betting through different UFC odds from various sportsbooks.
But how many rounds does the UFC have in every fight? Let’s have a look at how the Las Vegas-based promotion books it.
How Many Rounds in UFC?
Typically, a standard or regular UFC fight has three 5-minute rounds; however, a UFC title fight and the main event bout have two more rounds, which makes it a five 5-minute round match.
Additionally, there is a one-minute interval in-between rounds for the fighters.
How To Know if a Fight Is a Three-Rounder or a Five-Rounder?
A UFC fight that is slated in the early prelims, prelims and main card (except the main event) of a pay-per-view event or a fight night usually has three 5-minute rounds.
Meanwhile, the main event (regardless of a pay-per-view or fight night) and a title match are scheduled to have five 5-minute rounds. These two extra rounds in five-rounder fights could be maximized in UFC total round betting.
What Is the Total Duration of a UFC Fight?
The regular fight with three rounds lasts for 17 minutes, including the one-minute interval in-between rounds, while the title fights and main event bouts have 29 minutes in total, plus the one-minute break each round.
However, these durations only apply when the fight ends with a decision victory because it could be shorter, especially if a fighter finishes their opponent via TKO/KO or submission win.
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