Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has been hit by an antitrust lawsuit from a group of fighters who claim the series has an unfair monopoly grip over the MMA market.

British judo Olympian Densign White has been appointed as the new chief executive of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) mixed martial arts series has made history by announcing a full-year schedule for the first time, with 2015 set to take in 45 events across the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Combat sport discipline sambo has been added to the sports programme of the inaugural European Games in Baku next year.

Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has acquired an undisclosed stake in One Fighting Championship, Asia’s leading mixed martial arts series.

A successful console video game can act as the perfect social media marketing tool. Owen Evans looked at the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), the rights-holder everyone in the sports industry is talking about, and its new official game project.

Watch our Q&A with Keith Ramsdale, EA’s northern Europe vice-president and general manager, tell all about the new UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) console game, after he met SportBusiness International at London's Cafe Royal. 

Dana White, President of the UFC, tells SportBusiness International why his sport will succeed: "Two guys who start punching each other in the face. That doesn’t need to be explained to anybody in any language."

Mixed martial arts organisation the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has announced it will return to Germany after unveiling a new event for Berlin on May 31.

Rob Ridley looks at the growth prospects of MMA (mixed martial arts) properties beyond the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). Do recent deals with two heavyweights in the agency business suggest there is space in the market for several major properties in the burgeoning sport?

Leaders will welcome UFC joint owner Lorenzo Fertitta to London for a one-off breakfast event on March 6, when he will explore the future landscape of sport and changing behaviour of consumers.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts organisation has detailed plans of a major expansion in the Asian market, with UFC Asia managing director Mark Fischer stating as many as seven events could be held in the continent this year.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) mixed martial arts organisation has announced the addition of a second women’s weight class after it acquired 11 fighters from the Invicta FC female-focused promotion.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White has been honoured with the prestigious title ‘Sports Innovator of the Year 2013’ by SportBusiness International magazine.

Ultimate Fighting Championship has agreed a deal with Televisa Networks to air UFC in 20 Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America and launch a new pay-television network.