Here are the 10 highest-attended UFC events to date — VIDEOS

UFC officials hope their biggest star can attract the largest crowd to ever watch one of the organization’s events live when Ronda Rousey headlines UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday.

Etihad Stadium will be configured for 70,000 fans but a sellout won’t be required to break the record.

UFC 129, featuring a welterweight title bout between Georges St. Pierre and Jake Shields drew 55,724 fans to Rogers Centre in Toronto on April 30, 2011.No other event has come close.

St. Pierre, who retired as champ in 2013 and has recently hinted at a comeback, is the UFC’s most proven draw. He headlined three of the five most-attended events in the organization’s history.

Rousey’s highest figure to date was 17,654 fans at Staples Center to see her beat Cat Zingano in February.

She will undoubtedly shatter that mark this week.

Here are the ten highest-attended UFC events to date:

1 — UFC 129, Georges St. Pierre vs. Jake Shields, Rogers Centre, Toronto, April 30, 2011, 55,724

 

2 — UFC on Fox 14, Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson, Tele2 Arena, Stockholm, Jan. 24, 2015, 30,000

 

3 — UFC 124, Georges St. Pierre vs. Josh Koscheck, Bell Centre, Montreal, Dec. 11, 2010, 23,152

 

4 — UFC 97, Anderson Silva vs. Thales Leites, Bell Centre, Montreal, April 18, 2009, 21,451

 

5 — UFC 83, Matt Serra vs. Georges St. Pierre, Bell Centre, Montreal, April 19, 2008, 21,390

 

6 — UFC 188, Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum, Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, June 13, 2015, 21,036

 

T7 — UFC 180, Fabricio Werdum vs. Mark Hunt, Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Nov. 15, 2014, 21,000

 

T7 — UFC 144, Frankie Edgar vs. Benson Henderson, Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan, Feb. 26, 2012, 21,000

 

9 — UFC 158, Georges St. Pierre vs. Nick Diaz, Bell Centre, Montreal, March 16, 2013, 20,145

 

10 — UFC 171, Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler, American Airlines Center, Dallas, March 15, 2014, 19,324

 

ad-high_impact_4
Covering The Cage Videos
Las Vegas MMA fighter Joey Ruquet joins Copa Combate tournament
When Combate Americas' Copa Combate tournament takes place on Dec. 7, Las Vegas-based MMA fighter Joey Ruquet will step in for Gaston Reyno and compete for the $100,000 prize money in the 8-man, one night featherweight tournament.
Espino, Chiasson claim UFC contracts with wins at TUF 28 Finale
Juan Espino was crowned as the TUF heavyweight winner when he submitted Justin Frazier at the finale in Las Vegas and Macy Chiasson submitted Pannie Kianzad to become the TUF 28 women's featherweight winner.
Kamaru Usman excited for what's next after TUF 28 win
After taking a win over Rafael dos Anjos at the TUF 28 Finale, UFC welterweight Kamaru Usman says he can be ready for anything that comes next or a quick turnaround if it gets him closer to a title shot.
Dana White on what's next for Usman and the flyweight division
UFC president Dana White spoke with media after the TUF 28 Finale to discuss what's next for the flyweight division and the main event winner, UFC welterweight Kamaru Usman.
Dos Anjos and Usman TUF 28 media day
Rafael dos Anjos and Kamaru Usman talk about facing each other at the TUF 28 Finale at a media day leading up to the Nov. 30 contest. Their welterweight bout will serve as the main event.
Covering The Cage: UFC 229 Press Conference Wraps Up
Covering the Cage hosts Adam Hill and Heidi Fang go over what happened during the UFC 229 press conference between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov.
TOP NEWS
News Headlines
Add Event
Home Front Page Footer Listing
Circular
You May Like

You May Like