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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

The five essential components of trash talk

The five essential components of trash talk

by , 21 Oct 2014

Whether it’s hyping up a fight, chanting in a stadium, unnerving the opposing side, or a condescending form of self promotion, the art of trash talk has found its way into sports culture. While banter among rival fans is common, and has been known to get out of hand, when athletes and coaches find themselves […]

UFC fighter Dylan Andrews: My mindset is firmly on winning

by , 20 Oct 2014

There is no denying that mixed martial arts, like most sports, is a physical endeavour. An arduous one at that. But if you ask UFC middleweight Dylan ‘The Villain’ Andrews, it’s the mental game that can spell the difference between winning and losing. “Some people say [the mental game is] 30 per cent. I’m probably […]

UFC’s Dan Kelly: Debut number two at Sydney Olympic Park

by , 19 Oct 2014

On November 8, Dan Kelly will be making his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night: Rockhold versus Bisping at the Allphones Arena in Sydney. Though it will be his first official fight in the Octagon, the 36-year-old is certainly not lacking in combat experience. In addition to a 7-0 record and a stint on The […]

UFC Fighter Richie Vaculik: My strength is keeping my opponent guessing

by , 17 Oct 2014

Richie ‘Vas’ Vaculik might only stand at 168cm and weigh less than 60kg, but you’d be a fool to try him on. The Sydney native and UFC flyweight will be locking horns with Irishman Neil Seery on November 8 at UFC Fight Night: Rockhold versus Bisping, at the Allphones Arena in his hometown. “It’s fantastic […]

Thrills and spills from Brazil: UFC 179 preview

by , 17 Oct 2014

UFC179 brings us back to the UFC’s second home, Brazil, in a night of exciting fights with local talent matched against internationals. The event is all topped off with an intriguing rematch between dominant featherweight champion Jose Aldo and American Chad Mendes. When one thinks of Jose Aldo, on remembers his lengthy WEC and UFC […]

Who can beat Chris Weidman?

Who can beat Chris Weidman?

by , 16 Oct 2014

When Chris Weidman (12-0) first knocked out Anderson Silva (33-6) to win the UFC Middleweight Championship, many people said that it wasn’t him who beat Silva, but that Silva beat himself. In the second fight, Weidman came out with something to prove. Anderson Silva may have suffered a nasty leg injury in this bout, but […]

Should Anderson Silva retire from MMA? A brief look into the career of the Spider.

Should Anderson Silva retire from MMA? A brief look into the career of the Spider.

by , 14 Oct 2014

Quite possibly the best fighter the UFC will have ever signed for their organisation, and arguably the greatest mixed martial artist of all time, Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva (33-6) has truly achieved legendary status. MMA fans and fighters all over the world would agree. Already known to hardcore MMA fans at the time, the Shooto […]

Origins of MMA Part 2: The fall and rise of mixed martial arts

Origins of MMA Part 2: The fall and rise of mixed martial arts

by , 13 Oct 2014

Even though it is rarely covered by the conservative mainstream media, MMA is now known by many sports fans. Just a few short years ago however, there was a fully developed campaign to drive the sport from existence. Since then, the sport has gone from strength-to-strength, with high-profile events taking place most weekends around the […]

Sydney’s Mark Hunt could be next in line for a UFC title bout

by , 11 Oct 2014

Sydney-based mixed martial artist Mark ‘Super Samoan’ Hunt (10-8-1) could be the next contender in line to take on the winner of the bout between current champion Cain Velasquez (14-1) and Fabrício Werdum (18-5-1) who are set to fight in the main event of UFC 180. After an impressive first round knockout victory over UFC […]

UFC Sydney: Rockhold vs Bisping preview

by , 11 Oct 2014

The UFC will make Sydney its home on November 8 in what will be the organisation’s sixth event on Australian soil. The main event will see two top ranked middleweights and bitter rivals, Luck Rockhold and Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping, face off in a five round bout which will have severe title implications for the […]

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