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Which Cities Have Hosted the Most UFC Events

From its humble beginnings at UFC1, with just eight fighters, including WWF’s Ken Shamrock, Sumo wrestler Teila Tuli as well as UFC Hall of Famer and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner Royce Gracie, to the global phenomenon it is today, the UFC has come a long way. The hugely controversial fight between Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm, that saw the UFC’s Golden Girl knocked off of her throne had a record attendance of 56,214 fans, at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, well over seven  times the attendance of the first ever UFC event back in 1993. This fight had online betting fans spitting feathers, as the possibility of the champ remaining undefeated was crushed.

Since then, the franchise has rapidly spread across the globe, finding its way into unlikely territories such as South Korea, Abu Dhabi and even Russia. We take a look at the cities across the world that have been the most popular locations around the world for UFC. [Read more…]