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UFC

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.

Current weight class champions: Men

Flyweight – Demetrious Johnson
Bantamweight – T.J. Dillashaw
Featherweight – Jose Aldo
Lightweight – Rafael dos Anjos
Welterweight – Robbie Lawler
Middleweight – Chris Weidman
Light heavyweight – Jon Jones
Heavyweight – Cain Valesquez

Current weight class champions: Women

Bantamweight – Ronda Rousey
Strawweight – Joanna Jedrzejczyk

UFC Articles

Humility in sport is not a prerequisite, it isn’t even desirable

Humility in sport is not a prerequisite, it isn’t even desirable

by , 26 Apr 2015

Jon Jones is a polarising colossus of the combat world. Those who despise him do so with as much unwieldily conviction as those who adore him. You would be hard pressed to find a neutral fight fan on the topic of ‘Bones’ Jones.

[VIDEO] UFC Fight Night highlights: Machida vs Rockhold blog, round-by-round updates

[VIDEO] UFC Fight Night highlights: Machida vs Rockhold blog, round-by-round updates

by , 19 Apr 2015

FIGHT RESULTS Main Event: Luke Rockhold def. Lyoto Machida via Submission (Rear-naked choke) 2:31 R2

[VIDEO] UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs Lamas highlights, blog, round-by-round updates

[VIDEO] UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs Lamas highlights, blog, round-by-round updates

by , 5 Apr 2015

FIGHT RESULTS An incredible night of fights, some meltdowns, bad decisions, a big return but the story is Chad Mendes cementing his place as the number one contender in style.

Brock Lesnar re-signs with WWE, leaves UFC for good

Brock Lesnar re-signs with WWE, leaves UFC for good

by , 25 Mar 2015

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has announced he has re-signed with WWE, finally ending a ‘will-he-won’t-he’ question about a possible return to his UFC career.

Rousey is ready for her shot at the men – but are we?

Rousey is ready for her shot at the men – but are we?

by , 20 Mar 2015

Is it possible for Ronda Rousey to fight TJ Dillashaw in a 135lb unification title fight?

Please don’t embarrass me, CM Punk

Please don’t embarrass me, CM Punk

by , 16 Mar 2015

Dear CM Punk, I have a message for you.

UFC 185: Pettis vs Dos Anjos live updates, round-by-round, blog

UFC 185: Pettis vs Dos Anjos live updates, round-by-round, blog

by , 15 Mar 2015

FIGHT RESULTS

Ronda Rousey and the quest for the super fight

Ronda Rousey and the quest for the super fight

by , 9 Mar 2015 Video

In case any of you missed it, just over a week ago Ronda Rousey defeated a very game Cat Zingano in just 14 seconds.

Overturned cage ban in Victoria gives way to UFC 193

Overturned cage ban in Victoria gives way to UFC 193

by , 6 Mar 2015

Finally! The legal ban on the use of a cage for mixed martial arts competition in the state of Victoria has at last been lifted.

UFC 184 wrap: Ronda, and what’s next for the winners and losers

UFC 184 wrap: Ronda, and what’s next for the winners and losers

by , 4 Mar 2015

It took Ronda Rousey a shocking 14 seconds to dismantle an undefeated and highly seasoned Cat Zigano in the UFC 184 Main Event.


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