There have been over 650 occasions in UFC historical past since its debut in 1993.

Of these occasions, the ten atop the all-time attendance information supplied memorable moments amplified by distinctive environments with palpable power.

The highest 10 largest attendances in UFC historical past function six international locations: Canada (4), Australia (2), Russia (1), Sweden (1), Mexico (1), and Brazil (1).

Eight of the occasions have been pay-per-views, whereas two of the three most up-to-date have been UFC Combat Nights.

5 of these occasions hit the 30,000 attendee mark. Three of these 5 had over 50,000 attendees.

With the assistance of fight sports activities database Tapology, try beneath a prime 10 listing of the most important UFC attendances within the promotion’s historical past. The figures are these tallied and relayed by the promotion after every occasion.


UFC 83: Serra vs. St-Pierre 2

Attendance: 21,390
Date: April 19, 2008
Venue: Bell Centre
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The highly-anticipated rematch of one of many largest upsets in MMA historical past had Montrealers packing the Bell Centre to assist their most well-known native sons at UFC 83.

Georges St-Pierre denied historical past from repeating when he completed Matt Serra with knees to the physique because the clock wound down in Spherical 2 to win the UFC welterweight title.

Additionally on the cardboard, Wealthy Franklin completed Travis Lutter with punches within the co-main occasion. Nate Quarry, Michael Bisping, Demian Maia, and a budding teen named Cain Velasquez additionally competed on the undercard.


UFC 97: Redemption

Attendance: 21,451
Date: April 18, 2009
Venue: Bell Centre
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Anderson Silva’s Canadian debut stays his solely aggressive look within the Nice White North. Regardless of being in GSP nation, Silva heard the assist from the gang as he defeated Thales Leites by unanimous resolution to retain the UFC middleweight title for the fifth time consecutively.

Additionally at UFC 97, Sam Stout defeated Matt Wiman by unanimous resolution in Combat of the Evening bonus-earning efficiency, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua knocked out Chuck Liddell, and Krzysztof Soszynski submitted Brian Stann with a kimura in Spherical 1.


UFC Combat Evening 237: Moreno vs. Royval 2

Attendance: 21,456
Date: Feb. 24, 2024
Venue: Area CDMX
Location: Mexico Metropolis, Mexico

The latest occasion to grace the listing, UFC Combat Evening 237 featured the promotion’s first occasion in Mexico since February 2020. In entrance of a raucous crowd of practically 22,000 followers, residence nation heroes Brandon Moreno and Yair Rodriguez have been a one-two punch atop the billing.

Nevertheless, Moreno was upset by brief discover alternative Brandon Moreno by cut up resolution and Rodriguez was submitted in a rematch in opposition to Brian Ortega.

Mexican expertise thrived on the undercard, nonetheless, as Daniel Zellhuber, Yazmin Jauregui, Manuel Torres, Jesus Aguilar, Edgar Chairez, and Luis Rodriguez all notched victories.


UFC Combat Evening 136: Hunt vs. Oleinik

Attendance: 22,603
Date: Sept. 15, 2018
Venue: Olimpiyskiy Area
Location: Moscow, Russia

One among solely three Russia-located UFC occasions in promotion historical past thus far, UFC Combat Evening 136 featured an exhilarating heavyweight battle between contenders Mark Hunt and Aleksei Oleinik. Whereas Hunt discovered some success early, Oleinik despatched the followers residence pleased with a signature submission victory in Spherical 1.

Additionally on the cardboard, Jan Blachowicz submitted Nikita Krylov, and Shamil Abdurakhimov defeated Andrei Arlovski by unanimous resolution. Younger up-and-comers Petr Yan, Magomed Ankalaev, and Merab Dvalishvili additionally picked up victories on the prelims.


UFC 124: St-Pierre vs. Koscheck

Georges St-Pierre (L) from Montreal, Canada punches Josh Koscheck from Waynesburg US throughout the third spherical of the Final Combating Championship on December 11, 2010 at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. AFP PHOTO / ROGERIO BARBOSA (Photograph credit score ought to learn ROGERIO BARBOSA/AFP/Getty Photos)

Attendance: 23,152
Date: Dec. 11, 2010
Venue: Bell Centre
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The heated rivalry between Georges St-Pierre and Josh Koscheck lastly got here to a head at UFC 124 in Montreal. After coinciding teaching stints on “The Final Fighter 12,” St-Pierre acquired his fingers on the all-time instigator Koscheck. The efficiency was a jabbing masterclass by St-Pierre, who broke Koscheck’s orbital en path to a unanimous resolution win – his sixth-straight title protection.

Within the co-main occasion, Stefan Struve defeated Sean McCorkle by first-round TKO. Additionally on the principle card, Jim Miller submitted Charles Oliveira with a kneebar.


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UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic

Stipe Miocic

Attendance: 45,207
Date: Might 14, 2016
Venue: Area da Baixada
Location: Curitiba, Parana, Brazil

The most important-attended occasion in Brazil, UFC 198 featured a heavyweight title battle atop the cardboard. Whereas it was then-reigning champion Fabricio Werdum who made foolish faces on the doorway, it was Stipe Miocic who grinned the widest throughout the exits. Miocic flattened a charging Werdum slightly below three minutes into Spherical 1 to win the UFC heavyweight strap for the primary time.

Within the co-main occasion, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza defeated Vitor Belfort with first-round ground-and-pound. Different Brazilian legends on the cardboard included Cris Cyborg, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, and Demian Maia.


UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields

Attendance: 55,724
Date: April 30, 2011
Venue: Rogers Centre
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Whereas Montreal has three of the highest 10-attended occasions in promotion historical past, it’s Toronto that holds the report for the most important attendance in Canada. At UFC 129, Georges St-Pierre and Jake Shields fought in a baseball stadium in what was by far the most important crowd in promotion historical past on the time. St-Pierre methodically defeated Shields in a five-round unanimous resolution.

Within the co-main occasion, Jose Aldo notched the first-ever UFC featherweight title battle in opposition to Canada’s Mark Hominick, who sported an all-time hematoma throughout the battle. Earlier within the night, Lyoto Machida retired Randy Couture with a first-round crane kick knockout. Benson Henderson and Rory MacDonald have been additionally on the cardboard.


UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm

Holly Holm def. Ronda Rousey at UFC 193

Attendance: 56,214
Date: Nov. 14, 2015
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

In a venue and environment seemingly constructed precisely for the second, Holly Holm etched some of the prolific moments in MMA historical past atop the UFC 193 billing. In entrance of over 56,000 screaming followers, Holm head kicked and completed the then-seemingly unbeatable Ronda Rousey to change into the second girls’s champion in promotion historical past.

Within the co-main occasion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk defeated Valerie Letourneau by unanimous resolution to efficiently defend her title for the second time. Additionally on the cardboard, Mark Hunt completed Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva by TKO in a rematch, and Robert Whittaker defeated Uriah Corridor by unanimous resolution.


UFC 243: Whittaker vs. Adesanya

UFC middleweight champion: Israel Adesanya

Attendance: 57,127
Date: Oct. 5, 2019
Venue: Marvel Stadium
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne holds a particular place in UFC historical past, serving as the positioning of the No. 1 and No. 2 largest attendances ever. Simply shy of 4 years after Holm blasted Rousey with the pinnacle kick, Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya threw down in all-Oceanic area title battle at UFC 243. Adesanya burst additional into stardom when he knocked out Whittaker in Spherical 2 to unify the middleweight titles and change into champion.

Within the co-main occasion, Dan Hooker defeated Al Iaquinta by unanimous resolution. Rounding out the pay-per-view primary card, Serghei Spivac submitted Tai Tuivasa; Dhiego Lima earned a cut up resolution over Luke Jumeau, and Yorgan De Castro knocked out Justin Tafa.