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The Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC produces pay-per-view (PPV) 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, one weight-division for women, and enforces the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.

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.

UFC Articles

Biggest MMA stories of 2014

Biggest MMA stories of 2014

by , 22 Dec 2014

The last 12 months in MMA have not lived up to the cataclysmic bang which ended 2013, when Anderson Silva broke his leg and Georges St-Pierre vacated the title. But there have been a number of intriguing story lines and announcements which have captured the imagination, especially in the last couple of months. Firstly, let’s […]

UFC versus fighters: Will the tide turn?

by , 15 Dec 2014

It has been announced that a class action lawsuit will be filed shortly against the UFC by a number of fighters who have been, or who currently are, employed by the MMA promotion. The UFC has had a huge amount of control over the athletes who fight for it for many years, and the recent […]

Five MMA legends who could consider retiring

by , 14 Dec 2014

Nothing saddens mixed martial arts fans more than seeing a great fighter retire from the sport after taking multiple beatings, and hurting their professional records because they didn’t know when to walk away. An example of this is Chuck ‘The Iceman’ Liddell (21-8). After two consecutive knockout losses, even UFC president, and close friend of […]

No, we’re not being Punked by the UFC

No, we’re not being Punked by the UFC

by , 9 Dec 2014

That’s right, we’re not being Punked. Phil Brooks, aka CM Punk, has signed a deal to fight for the UFC. The organisation announced the news as part of the UFC 181 broadcast, catching most by surprise. Punk made an appearance on good friend Colt Cabana’s podcast last week and although he firmly closed the door […]

In the face of criticism, Anthony Pettis lays the foundations of his legacy

by , 9 Dec 2014

For the UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (17-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC), 2014 was proving to be a frustrating year. He finally reached the pinnacle of his sport in 2013 by claiming UFC gold, but was forced to spend the majority of this year dealing with an injury and growing cynicism and speculation that he was […]

Robbie Lawler’s epic stand changes the welterweight landscape

by , 9 Dec 2014

Robbie Lawler (25-10 MMA, 10-4 UFC) has shocked the world and completed his career resurgence by capturing the welterweight title in the main event of UFC 181. The journeyman narrowly edged the former champion Johny Hendricks (16-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC) in a closely fought encounter. In their first fight back at UFC 171, both Hendricks […]

WWE wrestler CM Punk signs with the UFC

WWE wrestler CM Punk signs with the UFC

by , 8 Dec 2014

During the UFC 181 pay-per-view broadcast on the weekend, it was announced that former WWE star Phil ‘CM Punk’ Brooks had signed a multi-fight agreement with the organisation. He is expected to make his debut sometime in 2015. The reactions to the news were quite mixed. UFC bantamweight Russell Doane tweeted that Punk is an […]

Lawler edges Hendricks as Pettis chokes Melendez

by , 8 Dec 2014

In possibly the best card the UFC has compiled in 2014, Robbie Lawler finally reached the pinnacle of the sport by edging a razor-thin split decision over Jonny Hendricks to claim the UFC Welterweight crown. In the co-main event, lightweight champion Anthony Pettis overcame a tricky first stanza to submit a very tough Gilbert Melendez […]

UFC 181: Hendricks vs Lawler 2 live blog, round-by-round updates

UFC 181: Hendricks vs Lawler 2 live blog, round-by-round updates

by , 7 Dec 2014

UFC 181: Hendricks vs Lawler 2, sees two titles go on the line, the co-main event sees Lightweight champion Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis (17-2) take on Gilbert ‘El Nino’ Melendez (22-3) in a highly anticipated match-up between two Ultimate Fighter coaches. Join The Roar for live coverage of UFC 181 from 11:00am (AEDT). The main event […]

Fighter uniforms: The UFC tightens its grip

Fighter uniforms: The UFC tightens its grip

by , 4 Dec 2014

The unsurprising and long awaited announcement that the UFC has signed a ‘Fighters Uniform’ contract with a major sports apparel company was announced this week. It could possibly have far reaching consequences for any athlete who competes under it’s banner. By restricting what the fighters are allowed to wear, and by the same token eliminating […]


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