23 Jul

List of UFC events

This is a record of events scheduled and held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a mixed martial arts promotion based in the USA. UFC’s first event, UFC 1, happened on November 12, 1993. Each UFC event includes fights. Traditionally, each event starts off with a preliminary card followed with a principal card, together with the last fight known as the main event.
UFC events are split into seven Distinct formats:
“Numbered” occasions, currently airing on pay-per-view, with a few exceptions
“UFC on ESPN” events, currently airing on ESPN
“UFC on Fox” events, formerly aired on Fox
“Fight Night” events, formerly aired on Spike, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports two or UFC Fight Pass. Currently airing on ESPN+
“The Ultimate Fighter Finale” occasions, formerly aired on Spike, FX, Fox Sports 1 or UFC Fight Pass. Will begin on ESPN+ in 2019
“UFC on FX” occasions, previously aired on FX
“UFC on Fuel TV” events, formerly aired on Fuel TV
“UFC Live” events, formerly aired on Versus
Most of these”numbered” events have taken place on pay-per-view, however there are a few exceptions for reasons like tape-delay. Events like UFC 72, that happened in Belfast, Northern Ireland, U.K., were sold on pay-per-view, but because of tape-delay, buy rates weren’t as high as events which aired at a traditional starting time. [1] As such, events taking part in a number of time zones, including UFC 70, UFC 75, UFC 89, UFC 95, UFC 105, UFC 120, UFC 122, and UFC 138, were awarded a same-night airing in American prime time on Spike. [2]
Historically, the UFC has also aired preliminary struggles prior to the main battle cards, possibly on tv through Spike, FX, and Gas TV, or online via Facebook and YouTube. Starting in August 2013, starting with UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen, the UFC began airing non-PPV events on Fox Sports 1 or Fox Sports 2. [3] In January 2014, as part of their organization’s global expansion, the UFC began airing various foreign events exclusively in their subscription-based digital community, UFC Fight Pass. [4]
Back in July 2009, the UFC held its unofficial 100th”inaugural occasion”; however, officially, despite being called UFC 100, it was actually the 101st numbered event (and of course that the 133rd event overall). The UFC signed a deal with Fox Sports Net, after Fox agreed to broadcast one struggle in June 2002, during its”All-Star Summer” that month. [5] UFC 37 and 38 had been scheduled and promoted, however as UFC 38 was the promotion’s introduction in the United Kingdom, they created UFC 37.5; an event that became the first ever mixed martial arts fight on cable television. [5]
As of UFC 239: Jones vs. Santos, which happened on July 6, 2019, there have been 484 UFC events held in 154 cities in 26 countries.

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