What Is the Size of the UFC Octagon?

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship octagon has an area of 750 square feet and measures 30 feet across and 6 feet high. The octagon was designed with safety and fairness as primary considerations.

The UFC is an American-based promotional company that hosts mixed martial arts events worldwide. It features nine weight divisions and adheres to the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.

The fighters in the UFC are top-ranked athletes in the sport. Before a fight begins, a referee outside the octagon inspects the participants. Another referee inside the octagon facilitates the fight. The winner is determined by knockout, and if both fighters are still standing in the end, the judges' scores decide the winner.