The five-round battle is no longer just the Bellator MMA title battle.
Bellator President Scott Coker “MMA Hour.”
On Wednesday, the California-based promotion will move to five rounds in all main event battles starting in 2022. However, the remaining untitled headliners in 2021 remain in three rounds.
“This is what many fans feel this has happened in the last couple of months because of the chips dropped in some of these fights, but in reality, it’s about this in the last six to eight months. I’ve been talking, “said Coker. “From January 1st, we have decided that all main event battles will be five rounds.”
Recently UFC signatories Yoel Romero
Announced confusion after the Bellator 266 headlining match Phil Davis, He lost after three rounds due to a split decision. Romero seemed to think that the contest was set for five rounds.Another battle that could have guaranteed two more frames was the Bellator 267 headliner in between. Michael Page When Douglas LimaThe page won by a controversial split verdict.
According to Coker, Verator was moving towards a five-round main event, even before these two high-profile results.
“When the battle happened Yoel Romero, I said, “I wanted to see two more rounds,” Coker said. “Same as [the] MVP [fight], I had to pull the trigger.So from January 1st [it will happen], But it’s been working for a while. “
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Bellator implementing a 5-round main event starting in 2022
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