UFC stands for Ultimate Fighting Championship.
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What is UFC?
Ultimate Fighting Championship is an international mixed martial arts promotion company based in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. UFC produces events worldwide that promote the sport of mixed martial arts. The company was founded by Dana White and Matt Hughes in 1993.
UFC is one of the largest promoters of MMA in the world, and its events have been aired on pay-per-view channels in over 170 countries and in over 25 languages. In 2014, Forbes listed UFC as the second most valuable sports franchise in the world with a value of $4.2 billion.
The UFC began as a tournaments between various martial arts disciplines that evolved into full-blown fights accompanied by dramatic music and chants from the audience. The contests are now regulated by Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts which are adopted from all sanctioning organizations worldwide. These rules govern such matters as weight classes, number of rounds, methods of fighting, fouls, and kicks to the head of an opponent illegal under other codes of fighting.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship features a wide variety of fighters from various styles who compete for a championship belt in different weight classes. The UFC has produced champions in six different weight classes: Flyweight (under 96 pounds), Bantamweight (114 to 126