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

How Stipe Miocic ended the Cleveland championship curse

How Stipe Miocic ended the Cleveland championship curse

by , 16 May 2016

The man to end Cleveland’s 50-plus-year championship drought wasn’t NBA superstar LeBron James, it was Stipe Miocic, a part-time firefighter who punched his way to a UFC title in Brazil on Sunday.

Miocic new UFC heavyweight champion

by , 15 May 2016

American Stipe Miocic has beaten Brazil’s Fabricio Werdum in front of his shocked home crowd and is the new UFC heavyweight champion.

WATCH: Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino’s terrifying knockout at UFC 198

WATCH: Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino’s terrifying knockout at UFC 198

by , 15 May 2016

Now that is how you make a debut. Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino has sent a warning to her rivals at UFC 198 with a devastating KO win. The Brazilian took on American Leslie Smith in their 140lbs catchweight bout and needed just 81 seconds to get the win. The former Strikeforce Women’s Featherweight Champion floored her […]

The $4 billion question: Is the UFC being sold?

The $4 billion question: Is the UFC being sold?

by , 12 May 2016

According to a report from ESPN, the UFC’s owners are in “advanced talks” to sell the world’s most prominent fighting promotion for up to $4 billion, a claim company president Dana White vehemently denies.

The best of the best from UFC Fight Night Rotterdam

by , 11 May 2016

Over the weekend the UFC broke grounds in a new market, taking Fight Night 87 to Rotterdam, Netherlands, for the first ever event on Dutch soil.

Alistair Overeem vs Andrei Arlovski: UFC live blog, round-by-round updates

Alistair Overeem vs Andrei Arlovski: UFC live blog, round-by-round updates

by , 9 May 2016

FIGHT RESULTS Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem def. Andrei Arlovski via TKO (head kick & punches) 1:12, R2

Conor McGregor is (almost certainly not) going to fight Floyd Mayweather

Conor McGregor is (almost certainly not) going to fight Floyd Mayweather

by , 7 May 2016

The internet has been thick with rumours that UFC star Conor McGregor and boxer Floyd Mayweather are set to announce a big-money fight in Las Vegas.

The aftermath of Conor McGregor’s $10 million gamble

The aftermath of Conor McGregor’s $10 million gamble

by , 2 May 2016

When Conor McGregor, MMA’s most bankable pay-per-view star, picked a fight with the UFC, he challenged an opponent that packed a significantly larger punch.

The UFC have handled the Conor McGregor saga perfectly

The UFC have handled the Conor McGregor saga perfectly

by , 29 Apr 2016

The UFC has done a brilliant job handling the Conor McGregor situation. Dana White has said that Conor will be headlining either the UFC 201, 202 or 203 cards and is not going to feature on the UFC 205 card in New York.

Conor McGregor and UFC at odds over whether Nate Diaz rematch is back on

Conor McGregor and UFC at odds over whether Nate Diaz rematch is back on

by , 26 Apr 2016

Conor McGregor posted a message to his followers on Twitter stating that he will fight at UFC200. The only problem is, the UFC have said the tweet was inaccurate and Dana White remains adamant the Irish star will not be on the card. So will he fight in three months time?


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