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UFC

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 UFC’s girls kick arse too

by , 24 Jul 2014

UFC’s global expansion and worldwide fame could be partially attributed to their new women’s bantamweight division. While watching two ripped guys punch each other and lock in painful submissions would entertain most, it wasn’t until Dana White introduced the women’s division that I truly fell in love with the sport of MMA. Like, put-my-laptop-on-the-bathroom-vanity-while-I-watch-it-in-the-shower love. […]

BJ Penn’s retirement and the reality of fighters ageing

by , 8 Jul 2014

Our sporting heroes grow old and move on. It’s a fact of life. There are some tell-tale signs, to be fair. In team sports they start to spend more time on the bench as their flashes of brilliance come few and far between. The rest of the team picks up the slack. In individual sports […]

UFC: Auckland – weigh-in results and live blog

by , 28 Jun 2014

On Saturday June 28, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will be hosting its first event in New Zealand, with UFC Fight Night: Te Huna vs. Marquardt at the Vector Arena in Auckland. Tune in from 4:30pm for all the updates from the fights, as well as the colour around the cage from Auckland. The main event […]

UFC: Auckland media day quotes

by , 27 Jun 2014

The UFC will host its first ever event on Kiwi soil with UFC Fight Night: Te Huna versus Marquardt at the Vector Arena on Saturday June 28. The main event will feature New Zealand native James Te Huna making his middleweight debut against former top contender Nate ‘The Great’ Marquardt. The co-main event will be […]

UFC Fight Night: Te Huna vs Marquardt – main event prediction

by , 26 Jun 2014

On Saturday June 28, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will make its debut on New Zealand shores with UFC Fight Night: Jason Te Huna versus Nate Marquardt, at the Vector Arena in Auckland. The card will mark Te Huna’s debut in the middleweight division. Marquardt is returning to middleweight after a stint at welterweight. With both […]

Chael P. Sonnen retires: An ode to a talker

by , 14 Jun 2014

Growing up, my father often warned me to stay away from a certain kind of people. The kind that know no bounds and will say whatever comes to mind. The kind that will converse their way into chaos and conflict. They raise hell and take you along for the ride. Those people are nothing but […]

Chael Sonnen fails drug test, pulled from UFC 175

Chael Sonnen fails drug test, pulled from UFC 175

by , 11 Jun 2014

MMA fighter Chael Sonnen has failed a random drug test taken in late-May, forcing UFC officials to remove him from UFC 175 on July 5. Sonnen had been matched against Vitor Belfort after the same random drug test forced Wanderlei Silva, Sonnen’s rival coach at TUF 3 in Brazil, to be removed from the original […]

Daniel Cormier has no chance in UFC title bout

by , 30 May 2014

I really feel sorry for mixed martial artist Daniel Cormier. He is without doubt a tremendous talent and his accomplishments show this. He was the NCAA Division 1 All American, Olympic freestyle team captain and Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion, all exemplary achievements that place him on hallowed ground in the MMA world. His successes […]

Top 5 upsets in UFC history

Top 5 upsets in UFC history

by , 29 May 2014

T.J. Dillashaw’s destruction of Renan Barao at UFC 173 to capture the UFC Bantamweight Championship will rank as one of the greatest upsets in UFC history. This bout was scheduled as a relatively late replacement for the Chris Weidman-Lyoto Machida Middleweight title bout and seemed to be a lock for the Brazilian from the formidable […]

Let’s get real: should children fight MMA?

Let’s get real: should children fight MMA?

by , 27 May 2014

On their Sunday Night news program, Channel Seven aired a segment discussing the issues surrounding children participating in mixed martial arts. Australia’s most infamous MMA detractor Phil ‘Buzz’ Rothfield once again derided the sport, stating in the program that any parent who allows this is unfit to take care of their children. Overall, the segment […]


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