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Following the success of The Ultimate Fighter , Spike also picked up UFC Unleashed , an hour-long weekly show featuring select fights from previous events.
After a very successful run on Spike and with the upcoming announcement of the UFC's new relationship with Fox , Spike officials made a statement regarding the end of their partnership with the UFC, " The Ultimate Fighter season 14 in September will be our last Our 6-year partnership with the UFC has been incredibly beneficial in building both our brands, and we wish them all the best in the future.
Along with the network change, episodes are now edited and broadcast within a week of recording instead of a several-month delay, and elimination fights are aired live.
With increased visibility, the UFC's pay-per-view buy numbers exploded. For the rest of , pay-per-view buy rates continued to skyrocket, with , buys for UFC Hughes vs.
The surge in popularity prompted the UFC to beef up its executive team. Ratner, once an ally of Senator McCain's campaign against no holds barred fighting, became a catalyst for the emergence of sanctioned mixed martial arts in the United States.
Ratner lobbied numerous athletic commissions  to help raise the UFC's media profile in an attempt to legalize mixed martial arts in jurisdictions inside and outside the United States that had yet to sanction the sport.
The sport's popularity was also noticed by the sports betting community as BodogLife. Initial intentions were for both organizations to be run separately but aligned together with plans to co-promote cards featuring the champions and top contenders from both organizations.
On June 18, , Lorenzo Fertitta accommodated the UFC's growth by announcing his resignation from Station Casinos in order to devote his energies to the international business development of Zuffa, particularly the UFC.
Popularity took another major surge in with UFC and the 10 events preceding it including UFC 90 , 91 , 92 , 94 , and UFC was a massive success garnering 1.
United Kingdom. UFC was unique in that it drew significant interest from ESPN , which provided extensive coverage of the event in the days preceding and following it.
The buzz from UFC was hampered significantly in the second half of after a rash of injuries and other health-related issues   —including Brock Lesnar's life-threatening bout with diverticulitis  —forcing the organization to continuously scramble and reshuffle its lineup for several events.
However, the momentum gradually began to pick up in the first quarter of after victories from defending champions Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva, as well as Lyoto Machida's first career defeat to "Shogun" Rua for the UFC Light Heavyweight title.
The event as a whole was critically acclaimed in the media    for living up to the hype with a number of exciting fights that were featured on the televised card.
The fight produced Velasquez's eighth knockout or technical knockout in his first nine MMA fights.
On November 5, the UFC had their first exhibition in New York City after years of being delayed by government officials and red tape with a dramatic first match, Conor McGregor vs.
Eddie Alvarez. The WEC held its final card on December 16, As a result of the merger, the UFC absorbed WEC's bantamweight, featherweight and lightweight weight divisions and their respective fighters.
I'm extremely proud and happy that I was involved with something that will now be part of what may be, some day, the largest sports organization in the world.
Under Zuffa's ownership, Strikeforce made minor changes, including adopting the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts in full, closing the promotion's men's weight classes below lightweight, and ceasing promotion of amateur undercard bouts.
After an extension was reached to continue Strikeforce through , the promotion's heavyweight division sans Heavyweight Grand Prix finalists was merged into the UFC, and the promotion's Challengers series was ended.
The final Strikeforce show was Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine on January 12, , after which the promotion was dissolved and all fighter contracts were either ended or absorbed into the UFC.
The deal includes four events on the main Fox network, 32 live Friday night fights per year on their cable network FX , 24 events following The Ultimate Fighter reality show and six separate Fight Night events.
In the main event, Junior dos Santos abruptly dethroned then-undefeated UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez by knock-out at in the first round.
The telecast peaked with 8. One of the other programming opportunities that emerged was a weekly UFC magazine-style show. Fox Sports produced the pre- and post-shows.
Pierre vs. She would successfully defend her title six times over a grand total of 1, days, before she was defeated by Holly Holm on November 15, , at UFC On December 11, , the UFC purchased the contracts of 11 female fighters from Invicta Fighting Championships to launch their pound Strawweight division.
Team Melendez , along with eight additional fighters signed up for the tournament via open tryouts. The United Kingdom has been home to 16 events.
The first was UFC 38 held in London in Brandao 5 years later. Barnett in Johnson in Cro Cop 2 in The promotion did not return to Brazil until for UFC , but since then, the country has hosted a further 20 events.
Hooker in February In Asia, the UFC has visited 5 countries. Nelson , the seventh event there. Lim in Faber in The Ultimate Fighter has had international editions as well: Brazil since , Australia vs.
United Kingdom — , China , Canada vs. Australia — , and Latin America In December , an antitrust lawsuit was filed against Zuffa by several fighters, claiming the organization restricts fighters' control over their careers and earning potential.
Throughout , debate over venues and possible case dismissals ensued. Ultimately, the case moved to Nevada federal courts, where Zuffa was denied its motion to stay discovery for 15 years of its financial records.
This has caused an ongoing debate and struggle over how UFC sensitive information should be handled, and who may view it. Especially concerning MMAFA founder, Rob Maysey who has taken the lead in representing the former athletes and has stated he hopes to achieve reforms similar to the Ali Act Later that year, a 12—16 month investigation began that is expected to last until sometime between September to January Because it was a privately owned company, no official comment was made from the UFC or Dana White regarding the sale.
At the time, it marked the largest-ever acquisition in sports. Lorenzo Fertitta stated that the new ownership, "with whom we've built a strong relationship over the last several years, is committed to accelerating UFC's global growth", and that they "share the same vision and passion for this organization and its athletes.
As a result of the sale, Fertitta stepped down as chairman and CEO. The deal also gives M-1 champions the opportunity to sign with UFC. Endeavor Group said in a statement "Endeavor will continue to evaluate the timing for the proposed offering as market conditions develop"  The Wall Street Journal reported the under performance of the recent IPO for Peloton was a contributing factor.
Harris , would be postponed to future dates. It was originally to be held at Barclays Center , but a stay-at-home order was issued by the New York state government.
He also disclosed plans to secure a private island , known as "Fight Island", to host events with international fighters.
The new UFC venue was subsequently revealed to be Tachi Palace —a tribal casino in Lemoore, California ; as it is on tribal land, it also fell outside of the jurisdiction of the California State Athletic Commission , meaning that events held there could be self-sanctioned.
White cited interventions from high-ranking staff of the UFC's U. Harris were scheduled to take place at the same venue on May 13 and May 16, respectively.
No other athletes or staff tested positive for the disease. The UFC USADA testing program became effective on July 1, , and includes a minimum of 2, drug tests per year with an average of five tests per fighter, and punishments to fighters who fail the tests.
Fighters must participate in the testing pool for at least six months prior to a fight in order to qualify for a UFC event.
The same rule applies to returning fighters who were terminated or whose contracts were not renewed at the decision of the UFC. Previously, returning or terminated fighters were required to undergo four months of testings prior to competing in a fight.
For fighters who are subjected to post-fight testing the in-competition testing ends after any post-fight testing is done. In September , indicated no announcements would be made on fighters who have been flagged for a potential doping violation until the entire adjudication processes are conducted with the results of the potential doping violation.
These rules are also used by many other promotions within the United States, becoming mandatory for those states that have adopted the rules, and so have become the standard de facto set of rules for professional mixed martial arts across the country.
UFC matches vary in maximum length, depending on whether the match is for a Championship title, or is a fight card's "main event" fight.
In all fights, each round can be no longer than five minutes. Championship fights last for a maximum of five rounds. Beginning with UFC on November 5, , non-championship "main event" fights i.
Non-main event bouts last for a maximum of three rounds. Kampmann featured the organization's first two flyweight fights as part of its first flyweight tournament, which consists of bouts that, in the event of a draw, go to a fourth "sudden victory" round held to determine the winner, who advances.
There is a one-minute rest period between rounds. Originally, SEG trademarked the concept as well as the term and prevented other mixed martial arts promotions from using the same type of cage, but in Zuffa gave permission for other promotions to use octagonal cages, reasoning that the young sport needed uniformity to continue to win official sanctioning.
Today Zuffa reserves exclusive use of the name "The Octagon". The UFC cage is an octagonal structure with walls of metal chain-link fence coated with black vinyl.
It has foam padding around the top of the fence and between each of the eight sections. It also has two entry-exit gates opposite each other.
All competitors fight in approved shorts, without shoes. Tops are only approved for female competitors.
Required safety equipment include padded gloves, mouthguard , and protective cups held in place with a jockstrap for males. Originally the attire for UFC was very open.
Many fighters still chose to wear tight-fitting shorts or boxing-type trunks, while others wore long pants or singlets. Several wore wrestling shoes.
UFC president Dana White was so furious about the fighter's choice of attire that he awarded an honorary "getting those horrifying shorts off TV as soon as possible" bonus to Ebersole for finishing the fight in the first round, and in following post-fight interviews made it clear that speedo style shorts will no longer be tolerated.
Financial terms of the six-year partnership were not released, but UFC officials said that though the agreement represents the most valuable non-broadcast contract the company has ever signed, the UFC will not directly profit from the new deal.
Instead, company execs said the deal is structured so that the "vast majority of the revenue" from the deal — taking out only the costs associated with administering the new program — will be paid directly to UFC fighters.
Payment on the new deal was originally expected to be based on the fighter's spot in the official UFC rankings , with the exception of the UFC champions.
Fighters ranked No. In addition to the per-fight rate, fighters would also receive royalty payments representing 20 percent of any UFC merchandise sold that bears their likeness.
The royalty program would also include retired fighters and continue in perpetuity. The deal itself was reported to be worth 70 million dollars which was what the fighters would be paid over the next six years which is roughly thousand dollars per UFC fight card.
Exceptions are made in the event of title fights, with champions and title challengers receiving greater compensation. All kits feature the fighter's name on the back of the jersey and fighters have the option to choose between a universal kit or a country kit, related to his nationality.
There is also a champion kit, designed to be used only by title holders. The new deal meant that beginning with fight week for UFC in Las Vegas, existing sponsors no longer appear on fighter clothing — not only on fight night, but also at all pre-fight media appearances — and in-cage sponsor banners have also eliminated.
Fighter camps are outfitted with approved clothing to create a uniform look in athletes' corners. Existing sponsors are still welcome to support UFC fighters.
However, third-party logos are no longer allowed on UFC broadcasts, other than title-sponsor slots — similar to those seen with European soccer clubs — that the UFC may eventually sell to "a major, global brand" down the road.
In the event of a draw, it is not necessary that the fighters' total points be equal see, e. Uno, or UFC 43 Freeman vs.
However, in a unanimous or split draw, each fighter does score an equal number of win judgments from the three judges 0 or 1, respectively.
Additionally, if a title fight ends in a draw, the defending champ retains the title. The ten-point must system is in effect for all UFC fights; three judges score each round and the winner of each receives ten points while the loser receives nine points or fewer although 10—10 rounds are given in the rare event that a judge feels the rounds was too close to warrant giving one fighter 10 and the other 9.
Scores of 10—8 are typically awarded for dominant rounds and anything more dominant is scored less. The Nevada State Athletic Commission currently lists the following as fouls: .
When a foul is charged, the referee in their discretion may deduct one or more points as a penalty. If a foul incapacitates a fighter, then the match may end in a disqualification if the foul was intentional, or a no contest if unintentional.
If a foul causes a fighter to be unable to continue later in the bout, it ends with a technical decision win to the injured fighter if the injured fighter is ahead on points, otherwise it is a technical draw.
Fights that occur on The Ultimate Fighter are classified as exhibition matches under NSAC sanctioning, and thus do not count toward the professional record of a fighter.
Match outcomes also do not need to be immediately posted publicly, which allows for fight results to remain unknown to the public until the airdate of the episode.
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The occasion became the new record pay-per-view MMA event. Nurmagomedov eventually caused McGregor to submit in the fourth round with yet another impressive display.
Since then Numagomedov faced off against Poirier at UFC resulting in another successfully defended title. The defending champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, is a highly technical fighter, combining Soviet sambo with judo and other wrestling techniques to wear down opponents.
The body shapes of lightweight fighters allow for this range of fighting options, with power and technique roughly of equal importance.
In the case of Nurmagomedov, who is unbeaten in the UFC, the longer his fights go on the more likely he is to emerge victorious, due to his awkward and technically superior wrestling.
On the other side, if he were to lose a match it would likely be due to taking an early punch by a hard hitter, rather than being out-wrestled.
Another good lesson we can see from the history of the lightweight division is to pay close attention to athletes moving weight categories.
Conor McGregor dominated the flyweight class due in large part to the power of his punches, especially his left hand. There was a lot of value to found for anyone betting against the public on that occasion.
Featherweight has been a popular category in the UFC. Not only is it the original home of probably the biggest international superstar UFC ever produced in Conor McGregor, but it also holds the most dominant current female champion in Amanda Nunes.
Although the most recognizable name to emerge from the featherweight division is undoubtedly the Conor McGregor, the division was in fact dominated for years by one of his opponents, and one of the best pound for pound fighters ever to fight in UFC.
Of his seven defenses, Aldo won by unanimous decision five times, underlining his technical superiority over every other fighter in the division.
However, a month before the fight Aldo was forced to withdraw due to a rib injury. With a hastily re-shuffled schedule, McGregor instead fought Chad Mendes for the interim featherweight title.
Conor McGregor had been steadily making a name for himself as one of the hardest punchers in the game. Of his 6 UFC wins at that point, only one had gone the distance.
As the second round wore on, however, Mendes was visibly breathing a lot more heavily. With mere seconds left in the round, McGregor connected with a jab combination, and continued to connect with Mendes on the ground, causing the referee to stop the match.
That result catapulted McGregor even further towards stardom and, thanks in no small part to his trash talking and promotional skills, the unification fight with Aldo became even more hotly anticipated.
McGregor spent much of the build-up to the fight taunting Aldo, which many people suggested laid the groundwork for what finally transpired at UFC Clearly disorientated, Aldo sustained two more hammer blows on the ground before the referee called the fight.
McGregor had been by far the biggest draw in the featherweight division for a number of years, so when he decided to move up the weight classes after he became featherweight champion, he brought a lot of the media attention with him.
He remained featherweight champion for two years, without actually defending his title. He won the fight with a unanimous decision using a combination of low kicks and out striking his opponent.
In a controversial fight, in which de Randamie threw some punches after the bell which hurt Holm, de Randamie was declared the winner by unanimous decision.
Instead, Cyborg faced Tonya Evinger for the vacant title, knocking her out in the third round. Cyborg defended her title twice in the following year, first defeating Holly Holm by unanimous decision and then knocking out Yana Kunitskaya.
At UFC , Cybord defended her title against Amanda Nunes, who was moving up from bantamweight to challenge for the belt. In an extremely dominant display of powerful punching, Nunes knocked Cyborg out in 51 seconds, becoming the first woman to hold titles at two different weight classes simultaneously.
Featherweight fighters are light enough to have good agility and the ability to move for multiple rounds, while also heavy enough to regularly stop fights with punching power.
The men that have dominated the division, while being proficient wrestlers, are all chiefly known for their powerful striking ability: McGregor, Aldo, Holloway.
The same is true of the women, with Amanda Nunes winning her recent title through sheer punching power. While fights can go the distance, early stoppages are common.
When sheer power is at play, the potential for upsets is also higher since an underdog fighter may only need to land one punch to end a fight.
Another lesson that we can learn from the history of the featherweight division is the importance of recognizing when a fighter has passed their peak, or age is catching up with them.
UFC fighters are streaky, and once their momentum is halted and the aura of invincibility disappears it can be hard to recover. Cruz emerged victorious via unanimous decision, and successfully defended his title the following year against Urijah Faber.
However, a series of injuries hampered Cruz as he had to continually delay various title defenses. Eventually, he was forced to vacate the bantamweight title in , and Renan Barao was promoted from interim to undisputed champion.
Although he successfully defended his unified title against Faber at UFC , a few months later he was beaten by T. Dillashaw at UFC Dillashaw was a big underdog going into the fight, and it remains one of the great upsets in UFC history.
An immediate rematch was on the cards, until Barao had health issues related to his weight cut, and had to withdraw.
Dillashaw instead successfully defended his belt against Joe Soto. The re-match with Barao eventually occurred in June , and once again Dillashaw dispatched with his opponent via TKO.
Dominick Cruz had finally overcome his series of injuries to make his return, four years after his last title fight. In an epic five-round encounter Cruz narrowly regained his title on a split decision.
Team Franklin. Nov 5, Brad Imes. Luke Cummo. TUF 3: Team Ortiz vs. Team Shamrock. Jun 24, Kendall Grove. Ed Herman. Josh Haynes. TUF 4: The Comeback.
Nov 11, Travis Lutter. Chris Lytle. TUF 5: Team Pulver vs. Team Penn. Jun 23, Nate Diaz. Manvel Gamburyan. TUF 6: Team Hughes vs.
Team Serra. Dec 8, Mac Danzig. Tommy Speer. TUF 7: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest. Jun 21, Amir Sadollah.
TUF 8: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir. Dec 13, Ryan Bader. Efrain Escudero. Phillipe Nover. TUF 9: United States vs. United Kingdom.
Jun 20, Ross Pearson. Andre Winner. James Wilks. DaMarques Johnson. TUF Heavyweights. Dec 5, Roy Nelson. Brendan Schaub. TUF Team Liddell vs.
Team Ortiz. Jun 19, Court McGee. Kris McCray. Team Koscheck. Dec 4, Jonathan Brookins. Michael Johnson. TUF Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos.
Jun 4, Tony Ferguson. Ramsey Nijem. TUF Team Bisping vs. Team Miller. Dec 3, John Dodson. Diego Brandao. Dennis Bermudez.
TUF Live. Jun 1, Michael Chiesa. TUF: Brazil. Rony Mariano Bezerra. Godofredo Pepey. Cezar Ferreira. Sergio Moraes. TUF Team Carwin vs.
Team Nelson. Dec 15, Colton Smith. Mike Ricci. TUF: The Smashes. Norman Parke. Colin Fletcher.