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:
|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 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|