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:
Cormier vs Johnson 2
|8/4/2017||Keybank Center||Buffalo, New York|
|UFC on Fox
Johnson vs Reis
|15/4/2017||Sprint Center||Kansas, Missouri|
|UFC Fight Night
Swanson vs Lobov
|22/4/2017||Bridgestone Arena||Nashville, Tennessee|
Miocic vs Dos Santos 2
|13/5/2017||American Airlines Center||Dallas, Texas|
|UFC fight night
Gustafsson vs Teixeira
|28/5/2017||Ericsson Globe||Stockholm, Sweeden|
Aldo vs Holloway
|3/6/2017||Jeunesse Arena||Rio De Janeiro, Brazil|
|UFC Fight Night
Lewis vs Hunt
|11/6/2017||Vector Arena||Auckland, New Zealand|
|UFC Fight Night 111||17/6/2017||Singapore Indoor Stadium||Kallang, Singapore|
|UFC Fight Night 112||25/6/2017||Chesapeake Energy Arena||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma|
|UFC Fight Night||6/7/2017||T-Mobile Arena||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|The Ultimate Fighter
|7/7/2017||T-Mobile Arena||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|UFC 213||8/7/2017||T-Mobile Arena||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|UFC Fight Night||16/7/2017||The SSE Hydro||Glasgow, Scotland|
|UFC Fight Night||2/9/2017||Ahoy Rotterdam||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|UFC Fight Night||21/10/2017||Ergo Arena||Gdansk, Poland|
|UFC220||30/12/2017||T-Mobile Arena||Las Vegas, Nevada|