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

 

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