UFC 2015

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.

Current weight class champions: Men

Flyweight – Demetrious Johnson
Bantamweight – T.J. Dillashaw
Featherweight – Jose Aldo
Lightweight – Rafael dos Anjos
Welterweight – Robbie Lawler
Middleweight – Chris Weidman
Light heavyweight – Jon Jones
Heavyweight – Cain Valesquez

Current weight class champions: Women

Bantamweight – Ronda Rousey
Strawweight – Joanna Jedrzejczyk

List of 2015 UFC events:

Event Date (local) Venue Location
UFC on Fox 17 12/19/2015 TBA TBA
UFC Fight Night 12/12/2015 TBA TBA
UFC 194 12/5/2015 TBA TBA
UFC Fight Night 12/1/2015 TBA TBA
UFC Fight Night 11/28/2015 TBA TBA
UFC Fight Night 11/21/2015 TBA TBA
UFC 193 11/15/2015 TBA Melbourne, Australia
UFC Fight Night 11/7/2015 TBA TBA
UFC 192 10/3/2015 Toyota Center Houston, Texas, U.S.
UFC Fight Night 10/1/2015 TBA TBA
UFC Fight Night 9/26/2015 TBA TBA
UFC Fight Night 9/19/2015 TBA TBA
UFC 191 9/5/2015 TBA TBA
UFC Fight Night 8/29/2015 TBA TBA
UFC Fight Night 8/23/2015 TBA TBA, Canada
UFC Fight Night 8/8/2015 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia 8/1/2015 HSBC Arena Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barão 2 7/25/2015 United Center Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
UFC Fight Night 7/1/2015 TBA TBA
UFC Fight Night 72 7/18/2015 The SSE Hydro Glasgow, Scotland
UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee 7/15/2015 Valley View Casino Center San Diego, California, U.S.
The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians Finale 7/12/2015 TBA TBA, Florida, U.S.
UFC 189: Aldo vs. McGregor 7/11/2015 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 Finale: Story vs. Silva 6/27/2015 Ginásio do Ibirapuera São Paulo, Brazil
UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira 6/20/2015 O2 World Berlin, Germany
UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum 6/13/2015 Arena Ciudad de México Mexico City, Mexico
UFC Fight Night 68 6/6/2015 Smoothie King Center New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves 5/30/2015 Goiânia Arena Goiânia, Brazil
UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier 5/23/2015 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber 5/16/2015 Mall of Asia Arena Pasay, Philippines
UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Hunt 5/10/2015 Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide, Australia
UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi 4/25/2015 Bell Centre Montreal, Quebec, Canada
UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold 4/18/2015 Prudential Center Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2 4/11/2015 Tauron Arena Kraków Kraków, Poland
UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas 4/4/2015 Patriot Center Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.
UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare 3/21/2015 Ginásio do Maracanãzinho Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
UFC 185: Pettis vs. dos Anjos 3/14/2015 American Airlines Center Dallas, Texas, U.S.
UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano 2/28/2015 Staples Center Los Angeles, California, U.S.
UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir 2/22/2015 Ginásio Gigantinho Porto Alegre, Brazil
UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch 2/14/2015 1stBank Center Broomfield, Colorado, U.S.
UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz 1/31/2015 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson 1/24/2015 Tele2 Arena Stockholm, Sweden
UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver 1/18/2015 TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier 1/3/2015 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

UFC Articles

Motivated Robbie Lawler looking to beat up Rory MacDonald

by , 4 Jul 2015

With all the hype surrounding Chad Mendes and Conor McGregor, mixed martial arts fans are forgetting that the UFC welterweight title will be defended on the same night.

Chad Mendes looking to finish Conor McGregor in three rounds

Chad Mendes looking to finish Conor McGregor in three rounds

by , 3 Jul 2015

Second-ranked featherweight Chad Mendes agreed to step into the octagon against third-ranked Conor McGregor at in an interim title fight UFC 189, after featherweight champion Jose Aldo was forced out of the bout due to injury.

Conor McGregor unfazed by Aldo-Mendes swap

by , 3 Jul 2015

Despite a late change in opponent after featherweight champion Jose Aldo was forced out of UFC 189’s main event with a rib injury, third-ranked Conor McGregor is still confident he will leave Las Vegas with a belt.

Jose Aldo out, Chad Mendes to face Conor McGregor at UFC 189

Jose Aldo out, Chad Mendes to face Conor McGregor at UFC 189

by , 1 Jul 2015

Jose Aldo has pulled out of the UFC 189 main event against Conor McGregor, and will be replaced by number-two featherweight Chad Mendes.

Where does Lyoto Machida go from here?

Where does Lyoto Machida go from here?

by , 30 Jun 2015

He was once known as the best light heavyweight in the world, and the puzzle that simply could not be solved.

John Dodson to get another shot at Demetrious Johnson’s flyweight belt

by , 27 Jun 2015

UFC president Dana White has confirmed on UFC Tonight that John Dodson (17-6) will get another chance to claim UFC gold when he takes on dominant flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (22-2-1) for the second time.

Aldo-McGregor UFC 189 still on for now, Chad Mendes on standby

Aldo-McGregor UFC 189 still on for now, Chad Mendes on standby

by , 26 Jun 2015

When the mixed martial arts world discovered that UFC featherweight title holder Jose Aldo (25-1) had suffered a rib injury, chaos ensued.

UFC Fight Night: Jedrzejczyk vs Penne live blog, round-by-round updates

by , 21 Jun 2015

FIGHT RESULTS Women’s Strawweight Championship Bout: Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Jessica Penne via TKO (Punches) 4:22 R3 to retain the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship of the world

Aussie Steve Kennedy looking to impress in UFC debut

Aussie Steve Kennedy looking to impress in UFC debut

by , 19 Jun 2015

Perth’s Steve ‘Steamrolla’ Kennedy (22-6) will be the latest Australian to feature in the UFC. The 32-year old welterweight will make his debut on the main card at UFC Berlin this Sunday when he takes on German Peter Sobotta (14-4-1) on short notice.

UFC 188: Velasquez vs Werdum live blog, round-by-round updates

UFC 188: Velasquez vs Werdum live blog, round-by-round updates

by , 14 Jun 2015

FIGHT RESULTS Heavyweight championship bout: Fabricio Werdum def. Cain Velasquez via submission (Guillotine choke) 2:13 R3 to become the new UFC heavyweight champion of the world.


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