Australian’s sure do love their MMA.
Despite going head-to-head with NRL Grand Final, the UFC has set a new UFC attendance record of 57,127 inside the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne.
UFC 243 will go down as the most attended UFC event in its history. Aussies turned up early Sunday morning to see Israel Adesanya unify the middleweight title with a second round TKO over former champion Robert Whittaker.
With a gate of AU$8,088,661 (US$5.47 million), bonuses were handed out to four competitors on the UFC 243 card.
Performance of the Night bonuses were given to Adesanya and Yorgan De Castro, who defeated Justin Tafa with a first round TKO.
Fight of the Night bonuses were also given to Brad Riddell and Jamie Mullarkey, who put on a three-round thriller on the preliminary card.