from another thread:
"QUESTION:The acquisition of PRIDE, does that mean the PRIDE organization is going to have to adhere to the unified rules of MMA like in the U.S.?
WHITE:Yeah, they will. The unified rules and the weight classes.
QUESTION:What about the round structure? Is it going to be 10, 5 and 5 or is it going to be like it is in the UFC?
WHITE:Yeah, it will all be the same. What we want, is we want, soccer for instance, the same game of soccer we play in the U.S. is the same game they play in Japan, Brazil, the U.K. That's what we want for MMA."