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

What the Brock Lesnar fight does for Mark Hunt

What the Brock Lesnar fight does for Mark Hunt

by , 1 Jul 2016

UFC 200 is the upcoming super card containing many of the sport’s biggest and best stars.

The immediate impressions of a $4 billion UFC sale

The immediate impressions of a $4 billion UFC sale

by , 23 Jun 2016

Overnight, seasoned combat sports scribe Jeremy Botter reported that Zuffa LLC, the UFC’s long-time parent company, has sold the sports league to a group helmed by several billion-dollar agencies.

UFC Fight Night MacDonald vs Thompson – live stream, TV guide, date, start time

UFC Fight Night MacDonald vs Thompson – live stream, TV guide, date, start time

by , 19 Jun 2016

A welterweight bout between challenger Rory MacDonald and five-time kickboxing world champion Stephen Thompson is the main event of a promising UFC card today. The main card of this event is scheduled to begin at 12:30pm AEST on June 19.

Stephen Thompson ready to cement his place as No.1 contender against Rory MacDonald

by , 17 Jun 2016

Arguably the most exciting welterweight fighter in the UFC today, #2 Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson (12-1) has torn through the welterweight division en route to a UFC title shot.

Valeire Letourneau ready to make a mark in the first ever UFC women’s flyweight division

by , 17 Jun 2016

Sixth-ranked women’s strawweight contender Valerie Letourneau (8-4) will face Joanne Calderwood (10-1) in the UFC’s inaugural fight in the women’s flyweight division.

Are we ready for the second round of Stockton vs Ireland?

Are we ready for the second round of Stockton vs Ireland?

by , 16 Jun 2016

It’s easy to identify Conor McGregor with his gregarious personality, Irish pride and devastating left hand – but in Stockton California’s Nate Diaz he has finally met his equal.

Midlife crisis on the canvas: My journey into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Midlife crisis on the canvas: My journey into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

by , 16 Jun 2016

I can remember a point in my early thirties that all of a sudden my love for contact sports began to backfire.

Fedor Emelianenko’s never-ending con job

Fedor Emelianenko’s never-ending con job

by , 15 Jun 2016

For what feels like the millionth time, Russian heavyweight GOAT Fedor Emelianenko claims he’s on the verge of signing his first UFC contract.

Brock Lesnar’s risky UFC return

Brock Lesnar’s risky UFC return

by , 12 Jun 2016

Former UFC heavyweight champion and WWE megastar Brock Lesnar is returning to the Octagon at UFC 200 against Sydney-based knockout machine Mark Hunt.

Brock Lesnar must not fight at UFC 200

Brock Lesnar must not fight at UFC 200

by , 11 Jun 2016

Brock Lesnar’s inclusion on the UFC 200 card has thrust him into the pool of fighters that are tested by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). One would think that on the surface, this seems completely fair.


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