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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.
|UFC 228||08/09/2018||American Airlines Center||Dallas, Texas|
|UFC Fight Night 136||15/09/2018||Olympic Stadium||Moscow, Russia|
|UFC Fight Night 137||22/09/2018||Ginasio do Ibirapuera||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|UFC 229||06/10/2018||T-Mobile Arena||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|UFC Fight Night 138||27/10/2018||Moncton Event Centre||Moncton, New Brunswick|
|UFC 230||03/11/2018||Madison Square Garden||New York, New York|
|UFC Fight Night 139||10/11/2018||Pepsi Center||Denver, Colorado|
|UFC Fight Night 140||17/11/2018||TBA||TBA, South America|
|UFC Fight Night 141||24/11/2018||TBA||TBA, China|
|The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale||30/11/2018||Pearl Theatre||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|UFC Night Night 142||01/12/2018||Adelaide Entertainment Centre||Adelaide, Australia|
|UFC 231||08/12/2018||Scotiabank Arena||Toronto, Ontario|
|UFC on Fox 31||15/12/2018||Winconsin Entertainment and Sports Centre||Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|UFC 232||29/12/2018||T-Mobile Arena||Las Vegas, Nevada|