For the uninitiated, Ultimate Fighting Championship is an organization that promotes American mixed martial arts. Based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, this is company is run by WME-IMG. Among other MMA organizations this is the largest in the world and it features top ranked fighters across the world. Events are held in locations worldwide with eleven weight division categories in total which come under the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.
The organization had its first public event in 1993 which was held at the McNichols sports arena in Denver. Competitions of the UFC in the early days were centered on contests that had minimal rules for the different fighting styles such as sambo, karate, wrestling, Muay Thai, boxing, judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and others. The fighters adopted techniques from several disciplines that resulted in distinct and different fighting styles every time.
With its expansion across the different continents of Asia, Europe, and Australia and across the United States, UFC gained more popularity. Today it enjoys coverage from all mainstream media channels. Since 2017 viewers can gain access to view live UFC fights which can be watched on devices like iPhone, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Xbox, Roku and others. UFC content can be viewed on Fox Sports, BT Sport in countries like Ireland and United Kingdom besides the US, amounting to 150 countries in total.
Upcoming UFC events
These comprise of UFC 223 which would be held at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn on April 7th 2018. The fight would be between Khabib and Holloway. The next weekend, one can witness a fight between Poirier and Gaethje which would be held at the Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona. Most Saturday nights have UFC events across the world and fans can buy their tickets in advance as well as plan their trips to these events to support their favorite fighters. Indeed, the world of UFC fans among the gaming community is spread out across the world and fans unite to express their opinions on different online forums. This showcases the popularity of the fights and the fighters among whom many are legends because of their achievements and fighting styles.