For the low iq folk who don’t understand this recent bullshit tactic the UFC is trying to pull with three round fights to push their cashcows, look no further than the O’malley/Yan and Khamzat/Burns fights. Khamzat’s gas tank is suspect and 3 round fights favor him big time. Especially with the judges in the UFC’s pocket like we saw with O’Malley/Yan.
Masdival and Burns is also going to be 3 rounds to give Masidival a better chance.
“No doubt Chimaev is one of the toughest guys out there, great grappling and wrestling skills,” the coach freely admitted, “but the specific style matchup with Robert is not good for him, [as] Robert is superior to him in striking and is very hard to be taken down. Not only because of his takedown defense, but also for the way he moves. Even if Chimaev is able to take him down, he will lose a lot of energy trying to keep him there and, after that, the striking disparity between both will start to be clear in a three-round fight.”
Robert is light work for GOATmaev. Sometimes they don’t want 5 round fights because they want to push for a finish + these two are pretty popular and are PPV draws. Would suck to see this be a 5 round main event in the UFC Apex or some bullshit like that