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 Fight Night Whittaker vs Brunson||27/11/2016||Rod Laver Arena||Melbourne, Australia|
|The Ultimate Fighter A Tournament of Champions Finale||4/12/2016||The Palms||Las Vegas, Nevada, US|
|UFC Fight Night Lewis vs Abdurakhimov||9/12/2016||Times Union Center||Albany, New York, US|
|UFC 206 Cormier vs Johnson||11/12/2016||Air Canada Centre||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|UFC Fight Night Vanzant vs Waterson||17/12/2016||Golden 1 Center||Sacramento, California, US|
|UFC207 Nunes vs Rousey||30/12/2016||T-Mobile Arena||Las Vegas, Nevada, US|
|UFC Fight Night Rodriguez vs Penn||15/1/2017||Talking Stick Resort Arena||Phoenix, Arizona, US|
|UFC 208||21/1/2017||Honda Center||Anaheim, California, US|
|UFC Fight Night||28/1/2017||Pepsi Center||Denver, Colorado, US|
|UFC Fight Night||4/2/2017||Toyota Center||Houston, Texas, US|
|UFC 209||11/2/2017||Barclays Center||Brooklyn, New York, US|
|UFC Fight Night||19/2/2017||Scotiabank Center||Halifax, Canada|
|UFC Fight Night||3/3/2017||TBA||TBA|
|UFC 210||4/3/2017||T-Mobile Arena||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|UFC Fight Night||11/3/2017||TBA||TBA|
|UFC Fight Night||18/3/2017||O2 Arena||London, England|