Cage smaller for tonights event?

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  1. Dirty Dik

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    Looks to me like the cage is smaller than usual, similar to the WEC cage. I realize it's a TUF finale and not a PPV but shouldn't the size of the cage be the same for all fights?

    I know it's not a big deal and I'm just nitpicking but you don't see the NFL playing on 80 yard fields just because it's not the superbowl.
     
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    i think i remember hearing they use a smaller cage for events like these
     
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    Venue may not have the space for the larger cage.
     
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    I thought the Palms was a tight fit. The "joint" looks like a highschool gymnasium. No wonder they needed a smaller cage.
     
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    Cages are almost always smaller for the TUF events
     
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    i forget who said it but at the palms and hard rock they do use a smaller cage
     
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    I wish people would talk about this more. Cage size is a significant variable that can affect a fighters' footwork and distance. I think the cage should always be the same size, to keep everything consistent.
     
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    I wish the cage was always this size.

    less inactivity, more action, more chance of finishes.
     
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    The UFC uses 2 cage sizes, a 25ft and a 30ft.

    The 30ft is used for the bigger events, while the 25ft has always been used for TUF shows and events.

    For Comparison, although this uses WEC as the example... http://fightnomics.com/blog/ufc-cage-size-analysis/
     
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    Good point, this is what I was thinking when I made the thread. I feel the smaller cage favors Roy tonight, Mitrione wont be able to keep as much distance as he's going to want to.
     
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    It's probably not much bigger than one tbh.
     

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