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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 216:
Ferguson vs Lee
7/10/2017 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada
UFC Fight Night:
Cerrone vs Till
21/10/2017 Ergo Arena Gdansk, Poland
UFC Fight Night:
Machida vs Brunson
28/10/2017 Ginásio do Ibirapuera Sao Paulo, Brazil
UFC217:
Bisping vs St-Pierre
4/11/2017 Madison Square Garden New York City, New York
UFC Fight Night:
Poirier vs Pettis
11/11/2017 Ted Constant Convocation Center Norfolk, Virginia
UFC Fight Night:
Hunt vs Tybura
19/11/2017 Qudos Bank Arena Sydney, Australia
UFC Fight Night:
Silva vs Gastelum
25/11/2017 Mercedes-Benz Arena Shanghai, China
The Ultimate Fighter:
A new world champion Finale
1/12/2017 Park Theatre Las Vegas, Nevada
UFC 218 2/12/2017 Little Caesers Arena Detroit, Michigan
UFC Fight Night 123 9/12/2017 TBC TBC
UFC on Fox 26 16/12/2017 Bell MTS Place Winnipeg, Canada
UFC219 30/12/2017 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada

Last updated: 27 September, 2017

UFC Articles

UFC 217 review and predictions

UFC 217 review and predictions

by , 3 Nov 2017

UFC 217, possibly the most exiting line-up of the year, is finally upon us this weekend. Headlined by the return of Georges St-Pierre against the middleweight champion Michael Bisping, this card is packed with great fights.

GSP’s triumphant return to UFC

GSP’s triumphant return to UFC

by , 29 Oct 2017

After a four-year hiatus, UFC legend George St-Pierre (GSP) is set to make his return to the Octagon at UFC 217 to challenge Michael Bisping for the middleweight championship.

Dana White labels Jon Jones the ‘biggest waste of talent in sports history’

Dana White labels Jon Jones the ‘biggest waste of talent in sports history’

by , 21 Oct 2017

UFC president Dana White has gone scorched earth on Jon Jones, labelling the former light heavyweight champion the biggest waste of talent in the history of sports.

For the safety of fighters, the UFC must abandon gloves

For the safety of fighters, the UFC must abandon gloves

by , 18 Oct 2017

Mark Hunt’s withdrawal from November’s UFC Sydney has again brought chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) into fans’ consciousness. The UFC appears to be making a stand on brain injury, and therefore the time is right for a discussion about gloves and wrist wraps.

Mark Hunt’s UFC career could be over

Mark Hunt’s UFC career could be over

by , 12 Oct 2017

Mark Hunt, the UFC’s oldest fighter, may have penned his own resignation letter last month.

Demetrious Johnson isn’t MMA’s GOAT

Demetrious Johnson isn’t MMA’s GOAT

by , 9 Oct 2017

It’s official: UFC flyweight and pound-for-pound king Demetrious Johnson is the most accomplished champion in the history of the sport.

UFC 216 preview and predictions

UFC 216 preview and predictions

by , 7 Oct 2017

UFC 216, Ferguson versus Lee, is upon us and there are a number of exciting fights. Let’s get into the main card preview and predictions.

The tragedy of Jon Jones and his tarnished legacy

The tragedy of Jon Jones and his tarnished legacy

by , 30 Sep 2017

Jon Jones, what have you done? When I first heard that the UFC light-heavyweight champ had failed a urine test, I admit I was shocked. But this soon gave way to frustration and anger.

UFC 215 recap

UFC 215 recap

by , 13 Sep 2017

With a debatable result in the headline fight, a couple of bouts which probably should have been stopped, and most fans still angry at Ray Borg, UFC 215 will not be the most keenly remembered card of all time. But that is not to say it did not have its moments.

Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor Australian live stream: How to watch the fight on TV or online

Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor Australian live stream: How to watch the fight on TV or online

by , 26 Aug 2017

The time for trash talking is over. Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are set to square off on Sunday, August 27 (AEST) in Las Vegas. This is The Roar‘s ultimate guide to streaming the event.


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