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

UFC 187: Johnson vs Cormier, Weidman vs Belfort live blog, round-by-round updates

UFC 187: Johnson vs Cormier, Weidman vs Belfort live blog, round-by-round updates

by , 23 May 2015

FIGHT RESULTS UFC Light Heavyweight title fight: Daniel Cormier def. Anthony Johnson via Submission (Rear-naked choke) 2:39 R3 to become the new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion

[VIDEO] Frankie Edgar vs Urijah Faber highlights: UFC Fight Night blog, round-by-round updates

by , 17 May 2015

FIGHT RESULTS Main Event: Featherweight: Frankie Edgar def. Urijah Faber via Unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)

Team MMA is terrifying, and someone is going to die

Team MMA is terrifying, and someone is going to die

by , 15 May 2015

Mixed martial arts has taken off in the past 20 years, but after taking so many steps forward a new ridiculous phenomenon could see MMA take a giant leap backwards.

[VIDEO] UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs Hunt highlights, round-by-round updates

[VIDEO] UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs Hunt highlights, round-by-round updates

by , 10 May 2015

FIGHT RESULTS: Main Event: Heavyweight: Stipe Miocic def. Mark Hunt via TKO (Punches) 2:47 R5

Jon Jones’ UFC career is far from over

Jon Jones’ UFC career is far from over

by , 30 Apr 2015

The baddest man on the planet is certainly living up to his nickname. Once again, it’s for all the wrong reasons.

Jon Jones stripped of UFC title, Daniel Cormier to fight for belt

by , 29 Apr 2015

UFC superstar Jon Jones has officially been stripped of his UFC light heavyweight title and suspended, following a hit-and-run incident in New Mexico on Sunday morning.

Strip Jon Jones of his title and send him to rehab

by , 29 Apr 2015

Jon Jones is the greatest light heavyweight of all time. At only 27 years old some would argue, myself included, that he is the greatest mixed martial artist to ever compete.

UFC champion Jon Jones allegedly involved in hit-and-run

UFC champion Jon Jones allegedly involved in hit-and-run

by , 27 Apr 2015

UFC Light Heavyweight Jon Jones (21-1) has allegedly been involved in a hit and run car accident in New Mexico, early Sunday morning.

Humility in sport is not a prerequisite, it isn’t even desirable

Humility in sport is not a prerequisite, it isn’t even desirable

by , 26 Apr 2015

Jon Jones is a polarising colossus of the combat world. Those who despise him do so with as much unwieldily conviction as those who adore him. You would be hard pressed to find a neutral fight fan on the topic of ‘Bones’ Jones.

[VIDEO] UFC Fight Night highlights: Machida vs Rockhold blog, round-by-round updates

[VIDEO] UFC Fight Night highlights: Machida vs Rockhold blog, round-by-round updates

by , 19 Apr 2015

FIGHT RESULTS Main Event: Luke Rockhold def. Lyoto Machida via Submission (Rear-naked choke) 2:31 R2


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