UFC 2015

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

List of 2015 UFC events:

Event Date (local) Venue Location
UFC on Fox 17 12/19/2015 TBA TBA
UFC Fight Night 12/12/2015 TBA TBA
UFC 194 12/5/2015 TBA TBA
UFC Fight Night 12/1/2015 TBA TBA
UFC Fight Night 11/28/2015 TBA TBA
UFC Fight Night 11/21/2015 TBA TBA
UFC 193 11/15/2015 TBA Melbourne, Australia
UFC Fight Night 11/7/2015 TBA TBA
UFC 192 10/3/2015 Toyota Center Houston, Texas, U.S.
UFC Fight Night 10/1/2015 TBA TBA
UFC Fight Night 9/26/2015 TBA TBA
UFC Fight Night 9/19/2015 TBA TBA
UFC 191 9/5/2015 TBA TBA
UFC Fight Night 8/29/2015 TBA TBA
UFC Fight Night 8/23/2015 TBA TBA, Canada
UFC Fight Night 8/8/2015 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia 8/1/2015 HSBC Arena Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barão 2 7/25/2015 United Center Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
UFC Fight Night 7/1/2015 TBA TBA
UFC Fight Night 72 7/18/2015 The SSE Hydro Glasgow, Scotland
UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee 7/15/2015 Valley View Casino Center San Diego, California, U.S.
The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians Finale 7/12/2015 TBA TBA, Florida, U.S.
UFC 189: Aldo vs. McGregor 7/11/2015 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 Finale: Story vs. Silva 6/27/2015 Ginásio do Ibirapuera São Paulo, Brazil
UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira 6/20/2015 O2 World Berlin, Germany
UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum 6/13/2015 Arena Ciudad de México Mexico City, Mexico
UFC Fight Night 68 6/6/2015 Smoothie King Center New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves 5/30/2015 Goiânia Arena Goiânia, Brazil
UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier 5/23/2015 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber 5/16/2015 Mall of Asia Arena Pasay, Philippines
UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Hunt 5/10/2015 Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide, Australia
UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi 4/25/2015 Bell Centre Montreal, Quebec, Canada
UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold 4/18/2015 Prudential Center Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2 4/11/2015 Tauron Arena Kraków Kraków, Poland
UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas 4/4/2015 Patriot Center Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.
UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare 3/21/2015 Ginásio do Maracanãzinho Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
UFC 185: Pettis vs. dos Anjos 3/14/2015 American Airlines Center Dallas, Texas, U.S.
UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano 2/28/2015 Staples Center Los Angeles, California, U.S.
UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir 2/22/2015 Ginásio Gigantinho Porto Alegre, Brazil
UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch 2/14/2015 1stBank Center Broomfield, Colorado, U.S.
UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz 1/31/2015 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson 1/24/2015 Tele2 Arena Stockholm, Sweden
UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver 1/18/2015 TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier 1/3/2015 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

UFC Articles

Soa Palelei searching for biggest career win against Antonio Silva

by , 1 Aug 2015

Aussie-born heavyweight Soa ‘The Hulk’ Palelei (22-4) will be searching for the biggest win of his mixed martial arts career when he takes on Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva (26-7, 1NC) at UFC 190 this Sunday in Brazil.

Ronda Rousey plans to embarrass “disrespectful” Bethe Correia at UFC 190

Ronda Rousey plans to embarrass “disrespectful” Bethe Correia at UFC 190

by , 30 Jul 2015 Video

Ronda Rousey has taken the world by storm, the UFC women’s bantamweight champion holds an undefeated professional record and has landed herself multiple Hollywood movie roles.

Rousey claims award ahead of Mayweather, taunts him brilliantly

Rousey claims award ahead of Mayweather, taunts him brilliantly

by , 16 Jul 2015

Female UFC fighter, Ronda Rousey, claimed ESPN’s ESPY award for ‘Best Fighter’ on Wednesday night, beating out boxer Floyd Mayweather.

[VIDEO] UFC 189 highlights: Chad Mendes vs Conor McGregor results, round-by-round updates

[VIDEO] UFC 189 highlights: Chad Mendes vs Conor McGregor results, round-by-round updates

by , 12 Jul 2015

FIGHT RESULTS MAIN CARD

Emotion plus weight and opponent changes equal big advantage for Mendes

by , 12 Jul 2015

Conor McGregor will take on #2 ranked featherweight Chad ‘Money’ Mendes for the UFC interim featherweight title at UFC 189 on Saturday night. In the biggest fight of his life, McGregor has arguably had the toughest fight week of his career.

What happens if Conor McGregor loses at UFC 189?

What happens if Conor McGregor loses at UFC 189?

by , 7 Jul 2015

It’s no secret that the UFC have invested a great deal in Conor McGregor. The Irishman has become a superstar in a short amount of time, and is one week away from participating in one of the most anticipated UFC events of all time, against Chad Mendes.

Motivated Robbie Lawler looking to beat up Rory MacDonald

by , 4 Jul 2015

With all the hype surrounding Chad Mendes and Conor McGregor, mixed martial arts fans are forgetting that the UFC welterweight title will be defended on the same night.

Chad Mendes looking to finish Conor McGregor in three rounds

Chad Mendes looking to finish Conor McGregor in three rounds

by , 3 Jul 2015

Second-ranked featherweight Chad Mendes agreed to step into the octagon against third-ranked Conor McGregor at in an interim title fight UFC 189, after featherweight champion Jose Aldo was forced out of the bout due to injury.

Conor McGregor unfazed by Aldo-Mendes swap

by , 3 Jul 2015

Despite a late change in opponent after featherweight champion Jose Aldo was forced out of UFC 189’s main event with a rib injury, third-ranked Conor McGregor is still confident he will leave Las Vegas with a belt.

Jose Aldo out, Chad Mendes to face Conor McGregor at UFC 189

Jose Aldo out, Chad Mendes to face Conor McGregor at UFC 189

by , 1 Jul 2015

Jose Aldo has pulled out of the UFC 189 main event against Conor McGregor, and will be replaced by number-two featherweight Chad Mendes.


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