UFC events

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:

Event Date Venue Location
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

UFC Articles

Mayweather versus McGregor: The ‘dream fight’ that will never happen

Mayweather versus McGregor: The ‘dream fight’ that will never happen

by , 4 Dec 2016

Conor McGregor’s reign as a two-weight UFC champion was fun while it lasted – all 14 days of it.

Conor McGregor issued boxing licence

Conor McGregor issued boxing licence

by , 2 Dec 2016

Conor McGregor has been issued a boxing licence and is said to be pursuing a “high-level opponent”.

McGregor vs Mayweather bout edges one step closer to reality

McGregor vs Mayweather bout edges one step closer to reality

by , 1 Dec 2016

A much-hyped bout between UFC star Conor McGregor and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr has become all the more possible in the wake of the news that McGregor has obtained a professional boxer’s license.

Conor McGregor relinquishes stranglehold on featherweight division

Conor McGregor relinquishes stranglehold on featherweight division

by , 29 Nov 2016

UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor has finally let the hostages known as the Featherweight division go.

UFC Melbourne: Robert Whittaker is ready to face the UFC’s best

UFC Melbourne: Robert Whittaker is ready to face the UFC’s best

by , 28 Nov 2016

Australian knockout merchant Robert Whittaker extended his winning streak to six-straight in Melbourne on Sunday, finishing American wrestler Derek Brunson in under a round.

Whittaker claims TKO win at UFC Melbourne

Whittaker claims TKO win at UFC Melbourne

by , 27 Nov 2016

Australian middleweight Robert Whittaker has claimed a powerhouse opening-round victory over American Derek Brunson in their UFC clash in Melbourne.

Conor McGregor stripped of featherweight title

Conor McGregor stripped of featherweight title

by , 27 Nov 2016

Irish UFC champion Conor McGregor is back down to one belt after the UFC officially confirmed the decision to strip him of the featherweight title today.

Robert Whittaker vs Derek Brunson UFC Fight Night: Aussie Whittaker wins in Melbourne

Robert Whittaker vs Derek Brunson UFC Fight Night: Aussie Whittaker wins in Melbourne

by , 27 Nov 2016

Fight results Main card Middleweight: Robert Whittaker def. Derek Brunson via TKO (head kick & punches) 4:07, R1

UFC’s return to Melbourne is underwhelming

UFC’s return to Melbourne is underwhelming

by , 22 Nov 2016

One year removed from a record-breaking event at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium, the UFC returns to the sporting capital of the world this Sunday with one of the weakest fight cards this year.

UFC Fight Night: Ryan Bader vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 2 round-by-round updates, live blog

UFC Fight Night: Ryan Bader vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 2 round-by-round updates, live blog

by , 20 Nov 2016

Fight results Main card Light Heavyweight: Ryan Bader def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via TKO (ground & pound) 3:51, R3


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