Melbourne, Australia, has unseated Toronto, Canada, in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) record books.
The promotion announced a record-setting attendance number of 56,214 for UFC 193 last night (Sat., Nov. 15, 2015), a monster pay-per-view (PPV) card that saw Holly Holm score shocking upset over Ronda Rousey in the main event of the evening. "Preacher's Daughter" knocked out Rousey to win the UFC women's Bantamweight title inside the vast Etihad Stadium.
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This show topped the previous mark of 55,724, which was set at UFC 129 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada, on April 29, 2011. That card was headlined by a Welterweight title fight between Georges St. Pierre and Jake Shields.
"We broke a lot of records tonight," said UFC president Dana White at the post-fight press conference (watch video replay here). "The gate record here at the stadium. Our commercial business beat Lesnar versus … Just every way, shape and form this thing was a massive success, and every time we've come to Australia it's been great to us. It's been a massive success. Its been a pleasure doing fights over here."
The gate was $9.5 million in Australian dollars, which is $6.8 million in United States currency. UFC 129 still holds that record, which is $11.