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The MMA (mixed martial arts) 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 sports main competition, the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). If you have any questions about how the UFC works, dont worry, Oddspedia will help you find an answer to them all.
Here on our platform, you will find all the live scores from the UFC matches, as well as statistics, upcoming fights, news , rankings and predictions. In addition, Oddspedia offers comprehensive betting information, a top-notch odds comparator service, the best bookmakers in your country and reliable tips from top UFC experts. Stay with us to find out all about the UFC and its 25 years of history!
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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 organizes 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 analyze 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, 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.
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 towards a fighting modality that integrated the most diverse fighting styles. Led by pro-wrestling exponents like Akira Maeda and Masakatsu Funaki, the Japanese started organizing fights with real submission techniques, and in the 90s Funaki founded Pancrase, a fighting organization that allowed open-handed blows and kicks when both fighters are standing.
Returning to the Brazilian Rorion Gracie, his intention was, in fact, to publicize 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 werent many rules like there are today, 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. Today, the match rules are:
Duration of Fight - Fights that do not define the championship must have 3 rounds; Fights that define the championship must have 5 rounds; Rounds must have 5 minutes duration and, finally, between each round there must be a rest period of 1 minute.
Rules - The following faults are prohibited and punishable:
- Putting your finger in the opponents eyes.
- 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 opponents skin
- Hitting the opponents clavicle
- Kicking the head of a fallen opponent.
- Kneeling over the head of a fallen opponent
- Stepping on a fallen opponent
- Kicking the kidneys with your heel
- Throwing an opponent so they land on their head or neck
- Throwing the opponent out of the combat zone
- Holding the opponents shorts or gloves
- Spitting on your opponent.
- Engaging in an unsportsmanlike conduct that could cause some kind of injury to the opponent
- Holding the ropes or bars.
- Using abusive and inappropriate language in the combat area or from bars
- Attacking the opponent during the break
- Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the judge/referee
- Disrespecting the referees instructions
- "Stalling the fight", avoiding contact with the opponent intentionally, constantly letting the mouth guard fall, faking an injury
- Corner interference
- Throwing in the towel during the fight.
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 - The fighter hits the tatami, indicating that he can no longer bear the blow;
The coach throws the towel in the ring; The fighter faints or the judge decides he can no longer continue; The fighter bleeds, and the injury is not stagnant by the doctor at the set time; The fighter violates the rules listed above; Fighting time runs out.
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 Ultimate Fighting Championship, Ronda Rousey (USA) became the first woman in the UFC. The North American woman was the organizations 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 straw-weight. Follow the UFC Womens Hall of Fame as well.
UFC Fixtures - All upcoming fights and events
Here on our platform you can see the full schedule of all matches and events at the UFC. 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 well 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, as below we’ve 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.
UFC’s first event, UFC 1, happened on November 12, 1993. Each UFC event includes conflicts. Traditionally, every event starts off with a preliminary card followed with a principal card, together with the last fight being known as the principal event.
UFC events are separated into seven different formats:
- “Numbered” events, currently broadcasting on pay-per-view, with some exceptions
- “UFC on ESPN” occasions, currently airing on ESPN
- “UFC on Fox” occasions, previously aired on Fox
- “Fight Night” occasions, previously aired on Spike, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports two or UFC Fight Pass. Currently airing on ESPN+
- “The Ultimate Fighter Finale” events, previously aired on Spike, FX, Fox Sports 1 or 2 UFC Fight Pass. Will start on ESPN+ in 2019
- “UFC on FX” events, previously aired on FX
- “UFC on Fuel TV” events, formerly aired on Fuel TV
- “UFC Live” occasions, previously aired on Versus
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.