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The Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC produces pay-per-view (PPV) 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, one weight-division for women, and enforces the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.

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.

UFC Articles

Michael Bisping can’t afford to lose at UFC Sydney

by , 1 Nov 2014

Always the bridesmaid and never the bride is a feeling Michael Bisping (25-6) knows all too well. After a dominant victory over Cung Le (9-3) in China in August, ‘The Count’ has once again found himself possibly one fight away from a shot at the middleweight belt, which he has been chasing since he won […]

Anderson Silva signs 15-fight contract with the UFC

Anderson Silva signs 15-fight contract with the UFC

by , 29 Oct 2014 Popular article!

Former UFC middleweight champion and arguably the greatest mixed martial arts fighter of all time Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva (33-6) has signed a 15-fight contract with the UFC. Silva has been out of commission since last December following his rematch with Chris Weidman (12-0) at UFC 168, where the Spider suffered a broken leg in […]

Bloodied but unbowed Aldo reigns supreme

by , 27 Oct 2014

In the UFC’s new favourite export market of Brazil, fans were treated to an excellent night of fights from established stars to fast-rising prospects. In the main event Jose Aldo stood unbowed as he decisioned a tough Chad Mendes for a second time, and in another match with title implications Phil Davies displayed a much […]

UFC 179 – Aldo vs Mendes live blog, round-by-round updates

by , 26 Oct 2014

Join The Roar this Sunday for live round-by-round updates of UFC 179 from 11:15am AEST. In a weigh-in night where three fighters failed to make weight, all eyes and ears were on a man who is not even fighting tomorrow. Meet Connor McGregor, a brash Irishman with a knack for a barbed trash-talking style and […]

Too old and too short aren’t in Mark Hunt’s vocabulary

Too old and too short aren’t in Mark Hunt’s vocabulary

by , 26 Oct 2014

When I leisurely awoke from my slumber this morning I went through my traditional routine. Slowly get up without waking girlfriend, dress quietly and stalk off to living room, find laptop and muse about which coffee shop to walk to. Once that’s sorted I open my laptop and weigh into the debate with other Roarers […]

UFC’s Jake Matthews: I will win by first round KO

by , 25 Oct 2014

For most 20-year-olds, a good time usually means a night out on the town, filled with the freedom and care-free behaviour that comes with being a young adult. Not so for UFC lightweight Jake Matthews. “People enjoy going out to clubs and partying,” Matthews explained. “For me what’s fun is going to training and getting […]

UFC’s Robert Whittaker: Moving to middleweight was the right decision

by , 23 Oct 2014

Combat sports are a game of weight classes. They are the real-life interpretation of the ‘pick on someone your own size’ school of thought. During the pre-fight introductions, the announcer will reveal a fighter’s official weight – the weight that the scales showed at the weigh-ins 24 hours prior. The truth is that come fight […]

UFC’s Michael Bisping: Luke Rockhold can kiss my ass

UFC’s Michael Bisping: Luke Rockhold can kiss my ass

by , 23 Oct 2014

It’s become almost a ritual among MMA fighters to call out the candid Brit known as Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping. “I’m outspoken,” Bisping explained “I don’t say the most [politically correct] things. I get paid well and I’ve been around a long time. I’ve coached The Ultimate Fighter twice and I’ve won it as well. […]

Australia in the Hunt to host a UFC title fight

Australia in the Hunt to host a UFC title fight

by , 23 Oct 2014

The UFC’s first ever event in Mexico suffered a major blow when Mexican-American UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was forced out of the main event due to injury. The UFC had three weeks to organise someone to take Velasquez’s place and fight for an interim title. Enter Sydney-based mixed martial artist Mark ‘Super Samoan’ Hunt. […]

Richie ‘Vas’ Vaculik looking to kick-start UFC winning streak

by , 23 Oct 2014

Riche ‘Vas” Vaculik has always been a surfer. Always. Living on the beaches of Maroubra all he wanted to do was big wave surfing full time with his fellow Bra Boys. The problem was he proved to be good at fighting, extremely good actually. Now after a stint in The Ultimate Fighter reality TV show […]


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