LAS VEGAS - MAY 29: UFC fighter Rashad Evans (L) battles UFC fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (R) during their Light Heavyweight fight at UFC 114: Rampage vs. Rashad at the MGM Grand Hotel on May 29, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Zuffa, LLC via Getty Images) (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images)
We thought it might be and so it has come to pass.
Dana White announced today (via Brett OKamoto of ESPN) that all main event non-title fights will be five rounds instead of three.
There is no word just yet on when exactly the switch will take effect, although it was noted that the upcoming UFC 133 bout pitting Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis will still be a three-round fight because contracts have already been signed.
It is unknown, however, if bout agreements have been signed for that fight, as well. It should be noted that it does appear on the official event page at UFC.com, which essentially means it's official; signed, sealed and delivered.
That means fight fans may have to wait until the Sept. 17 UFC "Battle on the Bayou" show in New Orleans for the very first main event five round non-title fight.
Who should it be? And what's your reaction to this announcement?