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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
Rodriguez vs Penn
15/1/2017 Talking Stick Resort Arena Phoenix, Arizona, US
UFC Fight Night
Shevchenko vs Pena
28/1/2017 Pepsi Center Denver, Colorado, US
UFC Fight Night
Bermudez vs Korean Zombie
4/2/2017 Toyota Center Houston, Texas, US
UFC 208
Holm vs De Randamie
11/2/2017 Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York, US
UFC Fight Night
Dos Santos vs Struve
19/2/2017 Scotiabank Center Halifax, Canada
UFC 209
Woodley vs Thompson 2
4/3/2017 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada
UFC Fight Night
Belfort vs Gastelum
11/3/2017 Centro de Formação Olímpica de Fortaleza Fortaleza, Brazil
UFC Fight Night 18/3/2017 O2 Arena London, England

UFC Articles

Previewing UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Browne

Previewing UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Browne

by , 20 Feb 2017

A rare Monday (AEDT) UFC event brings with it two bouts that have peaked interest with UFC fans around the globe.

Who is next for Georges St Pierre?

Who is next for Georges St Pierre?

by , 20 Feb 2017

Former UFC Welterweight Champion and one of the most revered mixed martial artists of all time Georges St Pierre officially announced his impending return to the Octagon last week.

Floyd Mayweather says superfight against Conor McGregor “very, very close”

Floyd Mayweather says superfight against Conor McGregor “very, very close”

by , 15 Feb 2017

Floyd Mayweather Jr believes a superfight between him and UFC star Conor McGregor will happen sooner rather than later.

UFC 208: Holm vs De Randamie highlights, results, blog

UFC 208: Holm vs De Randamie highlights, results, blog

by , 12 Feb 2017

Match result: Germaine de Randamie became the first UFC women’s featherweight champion with a controversial win over Holly Holm at UFC 208.

Previewing UFC 208: Holm and Silva return

Previewing UFC 208: Holm and Silva return

by , 12 Feb 2017

This Sunday the world’s premier MMA organisation returns to the NY area for UFC 208 at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn.

Making sense of the UFC’s Cyborg-less new division

Making sense of the UFC’s Cyborg-less new division

by , 10 Feb 2017

This year, the UFC unlocked the women’s featherweight class to showcase Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino – a fighter who is now benched for the foreseeable future after yet another run-in with the drug police.

Korean Zombie returns in Houston

by , 5 Feb 2017

UFC Fight Night 104 is going down on Sunday the fifth. There’s plenty of action across the full fight card, with the main card starting at 1:00pm EST. The headline event pits Dennis Bermudez against Chan Sung Jung.

Is it Floyd or Pacman for McGregor?

Is it Floyd or Pacman for McGregor?

by , 3 Feb 2017

Move aside Floyd Mayweather. Manny Pacquiao is about to steal one away from you.

Matches to make after the latest UFC bouts

by , 31 Jan 2017

The latest instalment of UFC brought plenty of excitement and unexpected finishes, with contenders emerging and long-time ones falling.

Aussie-based UFC star Mark Hunt files suit against UFC, Lesnar

Aussie-based UFC star Mark Hunt files suit against UFC, Lesnar

by , 11 Jan 2017

Australian-based UFC fighter Mark Hunt has filed a civil suit in the wake of Brock Lesnar’s positive drug tests.


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