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

WATCH: Highlights from Valentina Shevchenko vs Holly Holm

WATCH: Highlights from Valentina Shevchenko vs Holly Holm

by , 24 Jul 2016 Video

Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan took an upset win over Holly Holm at a UFC event in Chicago, defeating the former bantamweight champ by unanimous decision.

Mark Hunt fires up after Brock Lesnar fails second doping test

Mark Hunt fires up after Brock Lesnar fails second doping test

by , 20 Jul 2016

Mark Hunt has more fuel for his compensation demands following his UFC 200 loss after learning superstar Brock Lesnar returned a second positive doping test taken the day they fought.

What if Conor McGregor loses again?

What if Conor McGregor loses again?

by , 19 Jul 2016

When Conor McGregor (19-3 MMA) steps back in to the octagon against Nate Diaz (20-10 MMA) at UFC 202 in August, it will mark the most important fight of his career.

Three questions for Brock Lesnar after UFC 200

Three questions for Brock Lesnar after UFC 200

by , 13 Jul 2016

After a near five-year layoff, Brock Lesnar returned to mixed martial arts, facing Mark Hunt at the UFC’s milestone event, UFC 200.

UFC finalises record-breaking $4 billion sale

UFC finalises record-breaking $4 billion sale

by , 11 Jul 2016

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is on the verge of announcing its mind-boggling $4 billion USD sale to WME-IMG.

WATCH: Amanda Nunes vs Meisha Tate highlights from UFC 200

WATCH: Amanda Nunes vs Meisha Tate highlights from UFC 200

by , 10 Jul 2016 Video

Amanda Nunes is the new bantamweight champ after defeating Meisha Tate at UFC 200 with a rear-naked choke.

WATCH: Brock Lesnar vs Mark Hunt highlights from UFC 200

WATCH: Brock Lesnar vs Mark Hunt highlights from UFC 200

by , 10 Jul 2016 Video

Brock Lesnar made his return to UFC a good one, winning over Mark Hunt by unanimous decision at UFC 200.

Nunes the new champ, Lesnar beats Hunt: All the results from UFC 200

Nunes the new champ, Lesnar beats Hunt: All the results from UFC 200

by , 10 Jul 2016

UFC 200 is done and dusted! Belts changed hands, champions returned, and history was made. Read all of the results from big day in UFC history below.

Tate vs Nunes, Lesnar vs Hunt UFC 200 highlights: Nunes defeats Tate

Tate vs Nunes, Lesnar vs Hunt UFC 200 highlights: Nunes defeats Tate

by , 10 Jul 2016 Popular article!

Results: Women’s Bantamweight Championship: Amanda Nunes def. Miesha Tate via submission (rear-naked choke) 3:16, R1 to become the new women’s bantamweight champion. Amanda Nunes stunned Miesha Tate several times standing up, before getting her down and sinking in the rear-naked choke to claim the title. Heavyweight: Brock Lesnar def. Mark Hunt via unanimous decision (29-27, […]

UFC 200 – date, start time, key information, full card

UFC 200 – date, start time, key information, full card

by , 10 Jul 2016

UFC 200 is set to get underway on 10 July (AEST) with the main card fights – headed by Miesha Tate vs Amanda Nunes and Brock Lesnar vs Mark Hunt – beginning from 12 midday (AEST).


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