UFC events

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 200 7/9/2016 Las Vegas Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
UFC 198 4/23/2016 Madison Square Garden New York, New York, U.S
UFC Fight Night 3/19/2016 TBA TBA
UFC 197 3/5/2016 TBA TBA
UFC Fight Night 2/27/2016 The O2 Arena London, England, U.K.
UFC Fight Night Feb 21, 2016 TBA TBA
UFC 196 Feb 6, 2016 TBA Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
UFC on Fox 18 Jan 30, 2016 TBA TBA
UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz Jan 17, 2016 TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit Jan 2, 2016 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2 Dec 19, 2015 Amway Center Orlando, Florida, U.S.
UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor Dec 12, 2015 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber Finale Dec 11, 2015 The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
UFC Fight Night: VanZant vs. Calderwood Dec 10, 2015 The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Alves Nov 28, 2015 Olympic Gymnastics Arena Seoul, South Korea
The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale: Brown vs. Gastelum Nov 21, 2015 Monterrey Arena Monterrey, Mexico
UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm Nov 15, 2015 Etihad Stadium Melbourne, Australia
UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3 Nov 7, 2015 Ginásio do Ibirapuera São Paulo, Brazil
UFC Fight Night: Holohan vs. Smolka Oct 24, 2015 3Arena Dublin, Ireland

UFC Articles

Conor McGregor now has the world at his mercy following UFC 202 victory

Conor McGregor now has the world at his mercy following UFC 202 victory

by , 22 Aug 2016

In one of the great UFC main events of all-time, a bloodied, beaten, and exhausted Conor McGregor fought tooth-and-nail with Nate Diaz for 25 minutes on Sunday.

WATCH: Highlights from Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz 2 at UFC 202

WATCH: Highlights from Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz 2 at UFC 202

by , 21 Aug 2016 Video

Conor McGregor won his re-match with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 on majority decision, taking revenge for the loss he suffered to Diaz at UFC 196.

Highlights: McGregor gets revenge in majority-decision win at UFC 202

Highlights: McGregor gets revenge in majority-decision win at UFC 202

by , 21 Aug 2016

The main event of UFC 202 could only described one way – a ‘dog fight’. The most anticipated fight in UFC history lived up to the hype, but it was Conor McGregor who got the nod after five gruelling rounds.

UFC 202: Nate Diaz vs Conor McGregor 2 – full results, highlights

UFC 202: Nate Diaz vs Conor McGregor 2 – full results, highlights

by , 21 Aug 2016

Fight result: Conor McGregor has got his revenge, taking a majority-decision win over Nate Diaz at UFC 202.

UFC 202 Nate Diaz vs Conor McGregor – live stream, how to watch, time, date

UFC 202 Nate Diaz vs Conor McGregor – live stream, how to watch, time, date

by , 21 Aug 2016

In one of the most anticipated fights of the year, Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor will go head to head in a re-match of their UFC 196 battle.

UFC 202 Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz: Fight preview and prediction

UFC 202 Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz: Fight preview and prediction

by , 19 Aug 2016

For the second time in five months, emotions ran high between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz at a UFC press event, this one ending with both men hurling water bottles and f-bombs.

UFC 202 preview: McGregor’s legacy on the line

UFC 202 preview: McGregor’s legacy on the line

by , 18 Aug 2016

It’s near-unbelievable to think that Conor McGregor (19-3 MMA, 7-1 UFC) made his debut for the UFC just three years ago and in that time has risen to unparalleled prominence in the sport.

Nate Diaz the next UFC star?

Nate Diaz the next UFC star?

by , 9 Aug 2016

Nate Diaz has been competing in the UFC since winning The Ultimate Fighter in Season Five as a lightweight when he was just 21 years old.

Yair Rodriguez vs Alex Caceres: UFC live blog, round-by-round updates

by , 7 Aug 2016

Fight results: Main card Featherweight: Yair Rodriguez def. Alex Caceres via split decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47)

UFC’s Reebok deal is scaring away Olympic castoffs

UFC’s Reebok deal is scaring away Olympic castoffs

by , 5 Aug 2016

After the Olympic Games wrap up in Brazil, it seems unlikely that the medal-winning combat athletes will transition from the blue mats in Rio de Janeiro to the chain-linked Octagon of the UFC.


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