As of now, only main events on PPV and FOX cards span the duration of five rounds. If you’re expecting Shogun Rua vs. Dan Henderson levels of five-round epicness, FX and Fuel TV are not viable options. For reasons unbeknownst to us, ZUFFA decided not to implement five-round main events for the sister stations of FOX. Dana White also agreed that he will never use the word ‘unbeknownst’ because it’s a really cheesy way of saying ‘unknown.’ This just in, Zeus at MiddleEasy.com did not come to a similar agreement, so expect the term ‘unbeknownst’ to show up on the site even more in 2012.
After UFC on Fuel TV’s inaugural event, Ariel Helwani interviewed the most famous person with the first name ‘Dana’ and he admitted the UFC ‘blew it’ by not letting Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Ellenberger go five rounds. [Source]