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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

UFC’s Jake Matthews: I will win by first round KO

by , 25 Oct 2014

For most 20-year-olds, a good time usually means a night out on the town, filled with the freedom and care-free behaviour that comes with being a young adult. Not so for UFC lightweight Jake Matthews. “People enjoy going out to clubs and partying,” Matthews explained. “For me what’s fun is going to training and getting […]

UFC’s Robert Whittaker: Moving to middleweight was the right decision

by , 23 Oct 2014

Combat sports are a game of weight classes. They are the real-life interpretation of the ‘pick on someone your own size’ school of thought. During the pre-fight introductions, the announcer will reveal a fighter’s official weight – the weight that the scales showed at the weigh-ins 24 hours prior. The truth is that come fight […]

UFC’s Michael Bisping: Luke Rockhold can kiss my ass

UFC’s Michael Bisping: Luke Rockhold can kiss my ass

by , 23 Oct 2014

It’s become almost a ritual among MMA fighters to call out the candid Brit known as Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping. “I’m outspoken,” Bisping explained “I don’t say the most [politically correct] things. I get paid well and I’ve been around a long time. I’ve coached The Ultimate Fighter twice and I’ve won it as well. […]

Australia in the Hunt to host a UFC title fight

Australia in the Hunt to host a UFC title fight

by , 23 Oct 2014

The UFC’s first ever event in Mexico suffered a major blow when Mexican-American UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was forced out of the main event due to injury. The UFC had three weeks to organise someone to take Velasquez’s place and fight for an interim title. Enter Sydney-based mixed martial artist Mark ‘Super Samoan’ Hunt. […]

Richie ‘Vas’ Vaculik looking to kick-start UFC winning streak

by , 23 Oct 2014

Riche ‘Vas” Vaculik has always been a surfer. Always. Living on the beaches of Maroubra all he wanted to do was big wave surfing full time with his fellow Bra Boys. The problem was he proved to be good at fighting, extremely good actually. Now after a stint in The Ultimate Fighter reality TV show […]

Mark Hunt to fight for UFC heavyweight title

Mark Hunt to fight for UFC heavyweight title

by , 22 Oct 2014

It has been announced that Sydney-based UFC heavyweight, Mark Hunt, will be given the opportunity to contend for the interim UFC heavyweight title in November, facing the championship’s No.1 contender, Fabricio Werdum. Currently ranked No.4 in the heavyweight standings, Hunt finds himself with a crack at the title after Werdum’s original opponent and current UFC […]

UFC’s Luke Rockhold: I’ve wanted to shut Bisping up for a long time

by , 22 Oct 2014

Rivalries are an intrinsic part of sports. Athletes thrive on the challenge and fans love to pick sides. While a near-equal match-up of skill and determination can make for exciting contests, it’s when the stakes are higher off the field that a sporting match becomes something more. This is especially true in combat sports, our […]

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 […]


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