UFC Schedule, Results and Live Fights
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in recent years has gone from being an image of brutal fighting to becoming one of the most viewed sports in the world. No doubt the growth of MMA is directly related to the development of the sport's main competition, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). If you have any questions about how the UFC works, do not worry, Oddspedia will help you find an answer to them all.
Here on our platform, you will find all the live scorecards from the UFC Fight Night matchups, as well as statistics, upcoming fights, rankings and the latest event news. Stay with us to find out all about the UFC and its history!
UFC Fixtures - All Upcoming Fights and Events 2023
Here on our platform, you can see the full schedule of all matches and UFC events. Just find the calendar and you can choose the day for which you want to see the fights that will be fought. Keep in mind that the UFC schedules are according to the time zone you are in. If you want to know the schedule of any UFC match, just choose the competition or the day and will show you all the fighters in the program. Stay updated with our calendar!
Missed a UFC event or an eagerly anticipated UFC fight because you lost track of the dates? Well, Oddspedia makes keeping track of any and every UFC event easy, we have provided you with a continually updating UFC Fight Schedule of all the latest as well as upcoming events hosted by the premier MMA promotion in the world.
- 11/12/2023 at 02:00 UTC: Jiri Prochazka - Alex Pereira
- 16/12/2023 at 23:00 UTC: Randy Brown - Muslim Salikhov
- 16/12/2023 at 23:20 UTC: Martin Buday - Shamil Gaziev
UFC’s first event, UFC 1, happened on November 12, 1993. Traditionally, every UFC event starts off with early prelims / the preliminary card followed by a principal / main card, together with the last fight being known as the principal / main event.
Fight Night Viewing - TV and Live Streams
Numbered events, currently broadcasting on pay-per-view, with some exceptions. UFC events are available to view on 7 main channels:
- Fight Night
- The Ultimate Fighter Finale
- Fuel TV
- UFC Live
Most of these ”numbered” events have happened on pay-per-view, but there have been several exceptions for reasons like tape delay. Occasions like UFC 72, which took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, U.K., were marketed on pay-per-view, but due to tape delay, buy rates were not as large as events that aired during a traditional starting time.
Also, some UFC bookmakers are able to live stream the events and when they do you can find the links here at oddspedia.
Latest News and Post-Fight Fallout
This is where you can find all the latest news from the UFC. So you can stay up to date with everything that happens in the world of fighting. Our platform has reached an agreement with the biggest UFC news media in the world so that you are aware of all the information about UFC. Besides reporting on all the rumours and chronicles of the fighting, we also offer you space where you can comment on the news and share it with your friends.
Oddspedia also offers you the ability to create alerts to receive notifications about tournament news (like Fighting Championship news) or the fighter you like best. We also offer information about what happens on UFC social media, with each fighter's Twitter accounts, as well as the official accounts for each competition. Stay up to date with all the news here at Oddspedia!
All About the UFC
The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s popularity grows day by day around the world. As such, our goal is to give you all the betting information for UFC events in order to satisfy your thirst for knowledge! Despite its name, the UFC is not exactly a championship, but a company that organises fighting events around the world. Several championships in various countries are licensed with the UFC brand, following certain common standards.
Through our website, you can analyse different statistics and different UFC data for any season you choose. We have one of the best tipster communities online to give you reliable predictions and a higher chance of winnings. The page also brings you all the latest UFC-related news, aggregated from some of the biggest news outlets online.
You can find other information here, such as the best fighters in the championship, the weight categories, and the biggest UFC Champions ever, among other relevant statistics. Finally, we want to host a community where our users can freely share information and, of course, have fun doing so.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship was created in 1993 by the Brazilian Rorion Gracie and two of his jiu-jitsu students, the publicist Art Davie and the filmmaker John Milius. Before we talk about the origin of the UFC, it is necessary to take a short trip to Japan. While the challenges between fighting modalities took place in Brazil, in Japan there was also a movement toward a fighting modality that integrated the most diverse fighting styles. Led by pro-wrestling exponents like Akira Maeda and Masakatsu Funaki, the Japanese started organising fights with real submission techniques, and in the 90s Funaki founded Pancrase, a fighting organisation that allowed open-handed blows and kicks when both fighters were standing.
Returning to the Brazilian Rorion Gracie, his intention was, in fact, to publicise and promote jiu-jitsu as a martial art in the United States and in the process, attract the attention of new students. On November 12, 1993, the first edition of the UFC was held in the city of Denver, Colorado (USA). The championship brought together 8 fighters of different martial arts, such as jiu-jitsu, boxing, kickboxing and sumo, ending with the victory of the Brazilian Royce Gracie. Over the years and decades that followed, the rules of the UFC were greatly modified. Check out all the details of this evolution below!
At the beginning of the UFC, there were not many rules like there are today, as decreed by the competition promoter SEG. Initially, the UFC was regarded as a value-for-money event, and so only a few things were forbidden - fingers in the eyes, bites, trying to rip the mouth out with your fingers and other extreme actions.
At UFC events non-title Fights must have 3 rounds whereas Title Fights must have 5 rounds. Rounds are 5 minutes long and, finally, between each round, there must be a rest period of 1 minute.
Rules of the Octagon
Here are just some of the prohibited and punishable actions of a fighter in a UFC fight:
- Pulling hair
- Blows to the groin area
- Placing your finger in orifices or cuts/wounds on your opponent
- Manipulation of the joints
- Hitting the spine or the nape of the opponent
- Hitting the throat in any way, including tightening the trachea
- Grabbing, pinching or twisting the opponent's skin
- Hitting the opponent's clavicle
If the fighter violates some of the aforementioned rules, it may result in the deduction of 1 point in the calculation of the round score awarded by the judge.
Ways to Win
There are many ways to win the UFC fight
- Tap out - The fighter hits the tatami, indicating that he can no longer continue
- Retire - The coach throws the towel in the ring;
- KO - The Fighter is knocked out
- TKO - the judge decides he can no longer continue;
- Rule Violation - The fighter violates the rules - Illegal hits and so on
- Judges' Decision - the Fight ends without a winner so the event is decided by the judges' scorecards
Women in the UFC
Today, women in the UFC are already consolidated by categories in the world of martial arts. When Strikeforce was acquired by the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Ronda Rousey (USA) became the first woman in the UFC. The North American woman was the organisation's first heavyweight champion in 2012 and made her Octagon debut on February 23, 2013. In her first fight, she beat Liz Carmouche in the first round with an arm wrench.
Acting as inspiration, Ronda Rousey helped bring more female fighters to the UFC and started leveraging the female MMA. In 2018, Ronda became the first woman to join the UFC Hall of Fame. Two Brazilian women who are at the top of the UFC at this time are Claudinha Gadelha and the incredible Amanda Nunes both of whom fight for the strawweight. Follow the UFC Women's Hall of Fame as well.
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UFC Fight Night FAQ
Where to Watch UFC Live for Free?
Some of the best UFC bookmakers broadcast live fights - albeit not for all matches, as some are exclusive to TV stations or sports sites. Among the bookmakers that offer live coverage are Betway, 1xbet, Rivalo and Betfair. You can also watch streams at places like the Combat Channel, which is pay-per-view.
What Fighting Style Is the Biggest Winner of The UFC?
The UFC is always exciting for uniting different types of fighters, and the best ones usually combine different martial arts. There was a time when Brazilian jiu-jitsu was dominant (17 titles), but today Olympic wrestling has the most wins, 28 in total.
What Equipment Do UFC Fighters Use?
The equipment used by UFC fighters are Gloves, shorts, anklets, mouth protection, mouthpiece and breast protector.
The Biggest Fighters in The UFC Today?
The biggest fighters in the UFC today are Conor McGregor in the lightweight and heavyweight category; Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov in the lightweight category; Daniel Cormier in the lightweight and heavyweight category and Jon Jones in the lightweight category.