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The Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC produces pay-per-view (PPV) and broadcast TV events that feature fights across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

UFC is the largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promoter and hosts top-ranked fighters, producing global events in front of packed arenas.

The UFC has eight weight-divisions for men, two weight-division for women, and enforces the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.

Unlike other fighting disciplines the UFC features relatively long round times. In non-championship bouts fights consist of three-five minute rounds; while championship bouts feature five-five rounds. If the fight is not decided before the allotted time concludes a three panel scoring system is used to determine a winner – similar to boxing.

Fights are undertaken in the ‘Octagon’, an eight sided caged arena. One referee stands inside the cage with two fighters to adjudicate during the fight.

The Roar regularly publishes UFC opinion, interviews and reports, looking chiefly at Australian and New Zealand based fighters, as well as the huge match-ups and grudges.

List of upcoming UFC events:

Event Date Venue Location
UFC Fight Night:
Swanson vs Ortega
9/12/2017 Save Mart Center Fresno, California
UFC on Fox:
Lawler vs dos Anjos
16/12/2017 Bell MTS Place Winnipeg, Canada
UFC219:
Cyborg vs Holm
30/12/2017 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada
UFC Fight Night 124 14/01/2018 Scottrade Center St. Louis, Missouri
UFC 220:
Cormier vs Oezdemir
20/01/2018 TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts
UFC on Fox:
Jacaré vs Brunson 2
27/01/2018 Spectrum Center Charlotte, North Carolina
UFC Fight Night 03/02/2018 Arena Guilherme Paraense Belem, Brazil
UFC 221 11/02/2018 Perth Arena Perth, Australia

Last updated: 5 December, 2017

UFC Articles

Robert Whittaker becomes Australia’s first UFC champion, will fight Luke Rockhold at UFC 221

Robert Whittaker becomes Australia’s first UFC champion, will fight Luke Rockhold at UFC 221

by , 8 Dec 2017

Robert Whittaker has become the first Australian UFC champion in unusual circumstances, awarded the UFC middleweight championship today after Georges St-Pierre vacated the title.

UFC 218 recap: Where to next?

UFC 218 recap: Where to next?

by , 5 Dec 2017

UFC 218 was a card full of expectation, and it did not fail to deliver.

The blessed era: UFC 218 delivered on its big-name card

The blessed era: UFC 218 delivered on its big-name card

by , 4 Dec 2017

The UFC delivered arguably the biggest card of the year to date, and boy oh boy, did it deliver an event to remember.

Tai Tuivasa making waves

by , 21 Nov 2017

Debuting for the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in the world, UFC, and winning by KO in the first round is a fairytale start. South Sydney heavy hitter Tai Tuivasa lived that fairytale in his hometown of Sydney at UFC: Werdum vs Tybura.

UFC 217 review and predictions

UFC 217 review and predictions

by , 3 Nov 2017

UFC 217, possibly the most exiting line-up of the year, is finally upon us this weekend. Headlined by the return of Georges St-Pierre against the middleweight champion Michael Bisping, this card is packed with great fights.

GSP’s triumphant return to UFC

GSP’s triumphant return to UFC

by , 29 Oct 2017

After a four-year hiatus, UFC legend George St-Pierre (GSP) is set to make his return to the Octagon at UFC 217 to challenge Michael Bisping for the middleweight championship.

Dana White labels Jon Jones the ‘biggest waste of talent in sports history’

Dana White labels Jon Jones the ‘biggest waste of talent in sports history’

by , 21 Oct 2017

UFC president Dana White has gone scorched earth on Jon Jones, labelling the former light heavyweight champion the biggest waste of talent in the history of sports.

For the safety of fighters, the UFC must abandon gloves

For the safety of fighters, the UFC must abandon gloves

by , 18 Oct 2017

Mark Hunt’s withdrawal from November’s UFC Sydney has again brought chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) into fans’ consciousness. The UFC appears to be making a stand on brain injury, and therefore the time is right for a discussion about gloves and wrist wraps.

Mark Hunt’s UFC career could be over

Mark Hunt’s UFC career could be over

by , 12 Oct 2017

Mark Hunt, the UFC’s oldest fighter, may have penned his own resignation letter last month.

Demetrious Johnson isn’t MMA’s GOAT

Demetrious Johnson isn’t MMA’s GOAT

by , 9 Oct 2017

It’s official: UFC flyweight and pound-for-pound king Demetrious Johnson is the most accomplished champion in the history of the sport.


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