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UFC 193 crowd of 56,214 sets company attendance record

Esther Lin

Move over, Toronto.

The UFC announced an attendance of 56,214 for Saturday's UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia, which was headlined by Holly Holm's stunning knockout of Ronda Rousey to win the UFC women's bantamweight title.

That mark sets a new UFC record for single-event attendance, toppling the 55,724 standard set by UFC 129. That show, on April 29, 2011 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, was headlined by then-welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre's successful title defense against Jake Shields.

This also means the UFC has drawn two of the three biggest crowds in its 22-year history in 2015, as Anthony Johnson's knockout victory over Alexander Gustafsson on Jan. 24 drew an estimated crowd of 30,000 to Stockholm's Ericsson Globe Arena.

Toronto still lays claim to one big UFC mark, however: The gate at UFC 129 was $11 million USD, still tops in company history. UFC 193's gate translates to $6.8M American.

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