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

Conor McGregor: The Ali of the UFC

Conor McGregor: The Ali of the UFC

by , 1 Sep 2015

I read on an Irish MMA blog that the legendary beserker figure of Irish folklore, Cuchulain, had risen again in the form of the Dublin-based UFC fighter Conor McGregor.

Ronda Rousey: The baddest woman on the planet is coming to Melbourne

Ronda Rousey: The baddest woman on the planet is coming to Melbourne

by , 31 Aug 2015

Late last night, the UFC announced two breaking news events regarding the monster of a card they have been assembling for UFC 193 in Melbourne this year.

Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium to host UFC 193: Lawler vs Condit

Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium to host UFC 193: Lawler vs Condit

by , 20 Aug 2015

Melbourne’s first ever UFC event has been booked for Etihad Stadium, and is set to be main evented by the first ever UFC championship bout on Australian soil as welterweight kingpin Robbie Lawler (26-10, 1NC) takes on top contender Carlos Condit (30-8).

Sexual performance medication for Silva’s failed drug test

Sexual performance medication for Silva’s failed drug test

by , 13 Aug 2015

Former UFC middleweight champion and mixed martial arts legend Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva (34-6), is set to undergo a disciplinary hearing before the Nevada State Athletic Commission this Friday regarding his failed UFC 183 drug test.

Rousey vs Cyborg: Pros and cons

Rousey vs Cyborg: Pros and cons

by , 11 Aug 2015

Ronda Rousey’s (12-0) first UFC appearance came back in 2013 at UFC 157, where the women’s bantamweight champion successfully defended her UFC title against Liz Carmouche (10-5).

Women deserve fair pay, but the money has to come from somewhere

Women deserve fair pay, but the money has to come from somewhere

by , 3 Aug 2015

Since the beginning of organised sport, women have scratched, clawed and fought their way to be able to compete at the highest level in their chosen pursuits.

[VIDEO] Ronda Rousey vs Bethe Correia highlights: UFC 190 blog

[VIDEO] Ronda Rousey vs Bethe Correia highlights: UFC 190 blog

by , 2 Aug 2015 Popular article!

FIGHT RESULTS Women’s Bantamweight Championship: Ronda Rousey def. Bethe Correia via knockout (punch) 0:34 R1 to retain the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship

Soa Palelei searching for biggest career win against Antonio Silva

by , 1 Aug 2015

Aussie-born heavyweight Soa ‘The Hulk’ Palelei (22-4) will be searching for the biggest win of his mixed martial arts career when he takes on Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva (26-7, 1NC) at UFC 190 this Sunday in Brazil.

Ronda Rousey plans to embarrass “disrespectful” Bethe Correia at UFC 190

Ronda Rousey plans to embarrass “disrespectful” Bethe Correia at UFC 190

by , 30 Jul 2015

Ronda Rousey has taken the world by storm, the UFC women’s bantamweight champion holds an undefeated professional record and has landed herself multiple Hollywood movie roles.

Rousey claims award ahead of Mayweather, taunts him brilliantly

Rousey claims award ahead of Mayweather, taunts him brilliantly

by , 16 Jul 2015

Female UFC fighter, Ronda Rousey, claimed ESPN’s ESPY award for ‘Best Fighter’ on Wednesday night, beating out boxer Floyd Mayweather.


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