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UFC

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 – Anthony Pettis
Welterweight – Robbie Lawler
Middleweight – Chris Weidman
Light heavyweight – Jon Jones
Heavyweight – Cain Valesquez

Current weight class champions: Women

Bantamweight – Ronda Rousey
Strawweight – Carla Esparza

UFC Articles

Four reasons to get excited for UFC Fight Night in Adelaide

Four reasons to get excited for UFC Fight Night in Adelaide

by , 24 Feb 2015

The UFC’s continued international expansion gathered pace with the recent announcement of a UFC fight Night in Adelaide – the first time the UFC has been into South Australia – headlined by adopted Aussie Mark Hunt. Here are four reasons to get excited for the first UFC show of 2015 to take place on Australian […]

Hunt vs Miocic: UFC set for SA debut in May

Hunt vs Miocic: UFC set for SA debut in May

by , 18 Feb 2015

On May 10 the Ultimate Fighting Championship will make its debut in South Australia with UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs Miocic. The event, which will be held at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, features Sydney-based Kiwi Mark Hunt taking on top heavyweight contender Stipe Miocic. Hunt will look to recreate his spectacular knockout over Roy Nelson […]

Mark Hunt in the works to headline UFC Adelaide

Mark Hunt in the works to headline UFC Adelaide

by , 18 Feb 2015

Sydney-based mixed martial artist Mark ‘Super Samoan’ Hunt (10-9-1), is being targeting to lock horns with Stipe Miocic (12-2), at the UFC’s Fight Night event in Adelaide. Currently ranked fifth in the UFC’s heavyweight division, Hunt will be looking to bounce back after his defeat at the hands of Fabricio Werdum (19-5-1) in the main […]

[VIDEO] Henderson vs Thatch highlights: UFC round-by-round updates

[VIDEO] Henderson vs Thatch highlights: UFC round-by-round updates

by , 15 Feb 2015

After a busy January the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns with a co-headlining fight night featuring Benson Henderson (21-5) vs Brandon Thatch (11-1) at 170lbs and Max Holloway (11-3) vs Cole Miller (21-8) at 145lbs. Tune in Sunday at 2:00pm (AEDT) to catch the round-by-round coverage here on The Roar. Henderson will be returning from a […]

Double standards are slowly killing the UFC

Double standards are slowly killing the UFC

by , 11 Feb 2015

Premature title fights, athletes taking drugs, double standards for different fighters and a class-action lawsuit being filed: many people are questioning the legitimacy of the UFC. The reputation of mixed martial arts used to be that it was too violent; a fair call given the nature of the sport. The dominant brand in MMA, the […]

MMA must change as doping policies puncture the faith

MMA must change as doping policies puncture the faith

by , 9 Feb 2015

In case you haven’t noticed, mixed martial arts has a bit of a drug problem. In the past two months we’ve learned that Anderson Silva used two kinds of anabolic steroids to springboard his comeback from injury, Jon Fitch combated Father Time by artificially upping his testosterone, and Jon Jones’ drug of choice is cocaine whereas […]

UFC 183: Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz fail post-fight drug screens

UFC 183: Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz fail post-fight drug screens

by , 4 Feb 2015

Last Sunday, UFC 183 saw one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time, Anderson Silva, make a successful return from injury against Nick Diaz. Silva was out of action for a little over a year after breaking his tibia and fibula in his rematch against Chris Weidman at UFC 168. Silva defeated Diaz […]

Anderson Silva returns with career-defining victory over Diaz

Anderson Silva returns with career-defining victory over Diaz

by , 2 Feb 2015

It was an unfamiliar, tentative Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva in the Octagon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. But remembering the story leading up to his unanimous decision victory over Nick Diaz at UFC 183, surely we must count it as one of the great moments in an truly […]

UFC 183: Diaz takes a page out of Silva’s book

UFC 183: Diaz takes a page out of Silva’s book

by , 2 Feb 2015

Arguably the greatest mixed martial arts fighter in history, Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva (34-6) returned from his horrific leg injury to face Nick Diaz (26-10, 1NC) in the main event of UFC 183 in Las Vegas. Anderson Silva is known for his antic inside the cage, which include dropping his hands, taunting his opponents and […]

[VIDEO] UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs Nick Diaz highlights, blog, round-by-round updates

[VIDEO] UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs Nick Diaz highlights, blog, round-by-round updates

by , 1 Feb 2015

FIGHT RESULTS: Middleweight: Anderson Silva def. Nick Diaz via Unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46) Catchweight (180 lbs): Tyron Woodley def. Kelvin Gastelum via Split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) Lightweight: Al Iaquinta def. Joe Lauzon via TKO (Punches) 3:34 R2 Middleweight: Thales Leites def. Tim Boetsch via Technical submission (Arm-triangle choke) 3:45 R2 Welterweight: Thiago Alves […]


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