The Ultimate Fighting Championship is the largest MMA promotion company in the world.
Founded in 1993, the headquarters is in the United States.
UFC events constitute a significant competition to professional boxing on Pay TV.
To date, the fights of the Ultimate Fighting Championship are broadcast in 130 countries in 20 different languages.
The UFC Championship was based on the idea of holding a spectacular fighting tournament, in order to determine the most effective mixed martial art in the world. However, the UFC subsequently evolved from a spectacle into one of the sports.
The fights take place in 'the octagon', also called 'the cage'.
Rounds last for 5 minutes: a regular fight in a UFC event consists of three rounds, a championship fight consists of five rounds. The break between rounds is one minute.