mts-centre.jpgWINNIPEG – Saturday’s UFC 161 event drew an announced attendance of 14,754 and a live gate of $3.15 million.

UFC President Dana White announced the figures at the night’s post-event news conference, which MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) attended. White also said the gate was a venue record,. blowing away the old mark of $1.8 million.

UFC 161 took place at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, a Canadian city that hosted its first UFC event. In the pay-per-view headliner, Rashad Evans defeated Dan Henderson in razor-thin, split-decision .

The all-time list of attendance figures in UFC-Canada history includes*:

  1. “UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields” in Toronto – 55,724 attendance ($12,075,000 gate)
  2. “UFC 124: St-Pierre vs. Koscheck 2? in Montreal – 23,152 ($4,586,000)
  3. “UFC 97: Redemption” in Montreal – 21,451 ($4,900,000)
  4. “UFC 83: St-Pierre vs. Serra 2? in Montreal – 21,390 ($5,100,000)
  5. “UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz” in Montreal – 20,145 ($3,710,000)
  6. “UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida” in Toronto – 18,303 ($3,900,000)
  7. “UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin” in Vancouver – 17,669 ($4,221,787)
  8. “UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2? in Montreal – 17,647 ($3,270,000)
  9. “UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit” in Montreal – 17,249 ($3,143,000)
  10. “UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort” in Toronto – 16,800 ($1,900,000)
  11. “UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao” in Calgary – 16,089 ($4,100,000)
  12. “UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson” in Winnipeg – 14,754 ($3,150,000)
  13. “UFC 131: dos Santos vs. Carwin” in Vancouver – 14,685 ($2,800,000)

* – Figures announced by UFC

For the latest on UFC 161, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

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