This past weekend’s UFC Fight Night 67, aka UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves, featured some memorable action in its co-main events.
Carlos Condit scored a brutal TKO victory over Thiago Alves in the main event, while Charles Oliveira showcased his dynamic striking and grappling in his win over Nik Lentz in the co-main.
But unfortunately, anyone enjoying the action on television probably notices there really wasn’t much of a crowd on hand to watch that night, in Goiania, Brazil.
In fact, it was the lowest attendance of any Brazilian UFC event in history. MMA Junkie reported an attendance of 3,500 — or, less than half of what they drew in their previous visit to Brazil. UFC Fight Night 62, in Rio de Jainero, enjoyed attendance of 7,700. MMA Payout has a the last several years recorded in a recent post.
The UFC has described the low numbers as the result of Brazil’s poor economy.
However, it appears the upcoming UFC Fight Night 72 won’t have that problem.
The event, to take place in Glasgow, Scotland on July 18, has sold out in a manner of hours.
MMA Weekly reports:
“Scottish fans have overwhelmed us with their enthusiasm and support for this event and the announced bouts on the card. There is a great deal of hype around this event and we can’t wait to get to Glasgow in July,” said David Allen, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, UFC EMEA.
The event features a middleweight bout between Briton Michael Bisping and Brazil’s Thales Leites in the main event. Women’s strawweight Joanne Calderwood, who hails from Glasgow, will face Bec Rawlings, of Australia, among the undercard bouts.