UFC on Fuel TV LogoIt had been nearly two and a half years since the UFC last made a trip to London, but it was well worth the wait for both fans and the promotion to the tune of a sold out show.

UFC on Fuel TV 7: Barão vs. McDonald landed at the Wembley Arena – not to be confused with its much larger neighbor, Wembley Stadium. British fight fans filled the indoor arena, accounting for an attendance of 10,349, according to UFC president Dana White.

The $1.3 million gate was another solid return for the promotion, setting a record for the Wembley Arena.

The UFC is currently in talks to finally land the big TV deal in England that White says is necessary to take the promotion to the next level in the U.K., and if it gets done, plans will call for several tent pole dates each year across the U.K.

Interim UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barão defended his belt in the UFC on Fuel TV 7 main event, submitting Michal McDonald with a head-and-arm choke in the fourth round.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

By The Numbers - Fight Night Hamburg

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 views

Go inside the numbers of Fight Night Hamburg, featuring main and co-main event stars Andrei Arlovski, Josh Barnett, Alexander Gustafsson and Jan Blachowicz. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 93: Arlovski vs. Barnett Gate and Attendance from Hamburg

  • 25 days ago
  • 8 views

UFC Fight Night 93: Arlovski vs. Barnett gate and attendance figures from Saturday's event in Hamburg, Germany. read news >>

By The Numbers - UFC 203

  • 22 days ago
  • 2 views

Go inside the numbers of UFC 203, featuring heavyweight title fight Stipe Miocic vs Alistair Overeem and co-main event Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne. read news >>

UFC Hidalgo Gate and Attendance Among Lowest of the Year | MMAWeekly.com

  • 11 days ago
  • 17 views

The UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Johnson gate and attendance figures from State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, were among the promotion's lowest of the year. read news >>

By the Numbers - Fight Night Brasilia

  • 8 days ago
  • 2 views

Go inside the numbers of Fight Night Brasilia, featuring Cris Cyborg vs Lina Lansberg. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 95 draws announced sold-out attendance of 8,410 fans in Brasilia

  • 4 days ago
  • 5 views

BRASILIA, Brazil – Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 95 event drew an announced attendance of 8,410 for the UFC’s second show in Brazil’s capital city.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg Gate and Attendance from Brasilia | MMAWeekly.com

  • 4 days ago
  • 5 views

UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg live gate and attendance figures from Brasilia, Brazil. read news >>