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It’s widely regarded the UFC makes most of its money through PPV sales, however, attendance and gate at live events brings in a substantial revenue stream for the promotion.

Check out the list of the most attended UFC events in history on the next pages.

Note: These are not the highest attended MMA events in history. In face, the top two attended MMA events are not UFC promoted. KSW 39 drew 57,766 fans while number 1 of all time was Pride Shockwave in 2002 which 71,000 fans attended.

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5. UFC 124: St-Pierre vs. Koscheck 2

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

UFC 124 was held on December 11, 2010, at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The event was the fourth that the UFC has hosted at the Bell Centre following UFC 83, UFC 97 and UFC 113.

The event was headlined by a rematch for the UFC welterweight title featuring champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Josh Koscheck.
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St-Pierre dominated the fight, winning every round on the judge’s scorecards and earning a unanimous decision victory.

The post-fight bonuses of the night were as follows ($100,000 each):

Fight of the Night: Georges St-Pierre vs. Josh Koscheck
Knockout of the Night: Mac Danzig
Submission of the Night: Mark Bocek and Jim Miller (split, $50,000 each)


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4. UFC on Fox 14: Gustafsson vs. Johnson

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Attendance: 30,000
Date: Jan 24, 2015
Venue: Tele2 Arena
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

UFC on Fox 14 was held on January 24, 2015, at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

The event was the second stadium venue to host a UFC event, following UFC 129, which took place at the Rogers Centre in Canada.

The main event featured a light heavyweight bout between hometown hero Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Johnson.
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Johnson shocked the hometown crowd, silencing the 30,000 in attendance with a first-round knockout of the Swede.

The post-fight bonuses of the night were as follows ($50,000 each):

Fight of the Night: None
Performance of the Night: Anthony Johnson, Gegard Mousasi, Kenny Robertson and Makwan Amirkhani


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3. UFC 198

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Attendance: 45,207
Date: May 14, 2016
Venue: Arena da Baixada
Location: Curitiba, Brazil

UFC 198 was held on May 14, 2016, at Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil.

In the main event, Fabricio Werdum, the heavyweight champion put his title on the line against Stipe Miocic.

Miocic shocked the 45,000 plus partisan crowd with a first-round knockout to become the new UFC heavyweight champion.
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Also featured on the card were a plethora of Brazilian MMA legends including Vitor Belfort, ‘Shogun’ Rua and Demain Maia.

The post-fight bonuses of the night were as follows ($50,000 each):

Fight of the Night: Francisco Trinaldo vs. Yancy Medeiros
Performance of the Night: Stipe Miocic and Ronaldo Souza


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2. UFC 129

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

UFC 129 was held on Saturday, April 30, , 2011, at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The event is the largest UFC event in North American history.

In the main event, Canadian MMA legend Georges St-Pierre defended his welterweight title for the sixth time against Jake Shields, earning a dominant unanimous decision.
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After being awarded the UFC featherweight championship, Jose Aldo defended his title for the first time in the co-main event, earning a unanimous decision.
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The post-fight bonuses of the night were as follows ($129,000 each):

Fight of the Night: José Aldo vs. Mark Hominick
Knockout of the Night: Lyoto Machida
Submission of the Night: Pablo Garza


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1. UFC 193

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

UFC 193 was held on November 15, 2015, at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

It is to this date, the largest attended UFC event of all time with over 56,000 fans in attendance.

Etihad Stadium was the third stadium venue to host a UFC event after UFC 129 at the Rogers Centre in Canada and UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson held at Tele2 Arena in Sweden.

In the main event, Holly Holm shocked the world, knocking out UFC bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey in the second round via head kick to win the UFC women’s bantamweight title.
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In the co-main event, UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk earned a dominant unanimous decision over Valérie Létourneau to defend her title for the second time.
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The post-fight bonuses of the night were as follows ($50,000 each):

Fight of the Night: Holly Holm vs. Ronda Rousey
Performance of the Night: Holly Holm and Kyle Noke