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The Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC produces pay-per-view (PPV) 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, one weight-division for women, and enforces the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.

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.

UFC Articles

Talk the talk: Does Conor McGregor deserve a title fight?

by , 22 Nov 2014

Throughout history, the fight game has always had ‘colourful characters’ who have talked the talk in an effort to self promote and/or hype up a pending contest. But have we started to put hype above skill? Have we actually started to value talking the talk above walking the walk? In an era where MMA (and […]

Ricardo Lamas says the UFC is protecting Conor McGregor

by , 21 Nov 2014

Following his first-round submission victory over the highly regarded Dennis Bermudez at UFC 180, Ricardo Lamas is riding a wave a confidence. However, the 32-year-old Chicago native is refusing to rest on his laurels and is back in the gym, itching for a crack at brash Irishman Conor McGregor. For the moment, Lamas will have […]

Jiu-jitsu and only jiu-jitsu the key in modern MMA

by , 19 Nov 2014

When the bandwagon of UFC-style MMA started to roll back in 1993, it quickly became apparent that to succeed, the fighter needed Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) only. In fact, Royce Gracie trained exclusively BJJ in the run up to his tournament triumphs at UFC 1, 2 and 4. Eventually however, other fighters caught on to this […]

Melbourne can’t be Australia’s sporting capital unless it embraces the UFC

Melbourne can’t be Australia’s sporting capital unless it embraces the UFC

by , 19 Nov 2014

For many years there has been a friendly rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne as to which is the sporting capital of the country. Both cities host massive events, be it the Melbourne Cup, the season-ending V8s race, the Grand Prix, or the A-League All-stars. Both cities host the biggest grand finals in the country, both […]

UFC 180: Hunt can remain proud despite Werdum defeat

UFC 180: Hunt can remain proud despite Werdum defeat

by , 17 Nov 2014

After a week of speculation that Mark Hunt could become Australia’s first UFC champion, his run came to an end at the hands of Fabrício Werdum. Despite being dominated in the first round, Werdum (19-5-1) managed to land a devastating knee half way through round two, resulting in a TKO on Hunt. He followed the […]

UFC 180: Werdum finishes Hunt’s fairytale

by , 17 Nov 2014

Mark Hunt’s opportunity to become the first Australian-based fighter to win a UFC title has come to an abrupt end. Fabricio Werdum earned a TKO victory in the second round, after he followed up a devastating flying knee with a barrage of unanswered punches. Hunt made his presence known early in the fight as he […]

UFC 180: Lamas derails Bermudez’s hype train

by , 17 Nov 2014

Leading up to his UFC 180 showdown with Ricardo Lamas, Dennis Bermudez was riding a seven-fight streak and making a strong case for a featherweight title shot. Those aspirations were put on hold over the weekend. Lamas floored Bermudez with a perfectly placed jab, then latched onto Bermudez’s neck to force a tap via guillotine […]

Mark Hunt goes down with guns blazing

Mark Hunt goes down with guns blazing

by , 17 Nov 2014

UFC180 represented the organisation’s first foray into Mexico, and though the first choice main event between champion Cain Velasquez and challenger Fabricio Werdum was scratched due to an injury to Velasquez, Mark Hunt stepped in on short notice. The talk before the bout was if Mark ‘The Super Samoan’ Hunt could do the seemingly impossible […]

Aussie Mark Hunt on the verge of history

Aussie Mark Hunt on the verge of history

by , 16 Nov 2014

Tomorrow afternoon, Mark Hunt will attempt to become the first Australian-based fighter to claim a UFC championship. Hunt is set to meet Brazilian standout Fabricio Werdum in front of 20,000 people at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico for the UFC Interim-Heavyweight Championship. He replaces injured Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez. Velasquez succumbed to a knee injury […]

Fights of the ages: UFC64 – Rich Franklin vs Anderson Silva

Fights of the ages: UFC64 – Rich Franklin vs Anderson Silva

by , 16 Nov 2014

When Rich Franklin took on Anderson Silva, it signalled a changing of the guard. While one man went on to achieve a massive undefeated streak, the other realised that he’d reached his peak. The buildup Few fights change the course of a fighter’s career as noticeably as this one. When these two men met for […]


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