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 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 197 3/5/2016 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

UFC Articles

George St-Pierre’s division has moved on

George St-Pierre’s division has moved on

by , 8 Feb 2016

Last week rumours were flying across MMA media about the potential return of UFC welterweight legend Georges St-Pierre.

Johny Hendricks vs Stephen Thompson: Thompson KOs Hendricks in first round

Johny Hendricks vs Stephen Thompson: Thompson KOs Hendricks in first round

by , 7 Feb 2016 Video

Fight results: Welterweight: Stephen Thompson def. Johny Hendricks via knockout (head kick & punches) 3:31, R1

UFC Fight Night 82 prelims breakdown

by , 7 Feb 2016

Johnny Hendricks and Stephen Thompson may be the headline bout of UFC Fight Night 82, but there’s plenty of action to be played out on the prelim card.

Roundtable: Is the UFC mismanaging their next crop of superstars?

Roundtable: Is the UFC mismanaging their next crop of superstars?

by , 5 Feb 2016

In the space of a few months, Paige VanZant and Sage Northcutt, two of the UFC’s most promising blue chippers, have suffered huge career setbacks.

Is Conor McGregor really crazy to take on Rafael dos Anjos?

Is Conor McGregor really crazy to take on Rafael dos Anjos?

by , 5 Feb 2016

Conor McGregor is one month away from challenging Rafael dos Anjos for the UFC Lightweight belt.

UFC’s complicated relationship with CM Punk

UFC’s complicated relationship with CM Punk

by , 4 Feb 2016

Even with zero documented proof that he’s ever won an unscripted fight, former WWE champion Phil ‘CM Punk’ Brooks is gearing up for a 2016 UFC debut.

Heavyweights set to rule UFC Fight Night 82

Heavyweights set to rule UFC Fight Night 82

by , 4 Feb 2016

Despite the cancellation of a heavyweight championship rematch between current champion Fabricio Werdum and former champ Cain Velazquez, and the subsequent rebranding of UFC 196 on pay-per-view to UFC Fight Night 82 on Fox Sports, we still have top level heavyweights featured in the co-main event, on the NFL’s biggest weekend.

Bellator signs Henderson, putting spotlight on UFC and Reebok

Bellator signs Henderson, putting spotlight on UFC and Reebok

by , 3 Feb 2016

Former lightweight champion Benson Henderson has cut ties with the UFC, electing to pen a multi-fight deal with the Viacom-owned fight league, Bellator MMA.

WATCH: UFC champ’s Twitch live-stream interrupted by drug test

WATCH: UFC champ’s Twitch live-stream interrupted by drug test

by , 2 Feb 2016 Video

Demetrious Johnson copped an unexpected visit from USADA officials at a very inconvenient time.

Northcutt’s loss showed the ugly side of the UFC community

Northcutt’s loss showed the ugly side of the UFC community

by , 1 Feb 2016

After 19-year-old blue chip prospect Sage Northcutt suffered his first pro defeat on Sunday, the UFC fan base – mostly consisting of fully-grown adults – celebrated like there was no tomorrow.


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