The Ultimate Fighting Championship made its debut in the Steel City on Sunday night with UFC on Versus 4 in Pittsburgh.

It wasn’t a blockbuster event for the promotion, drawing 7,792 in attendance and $562,310 in gate receipts, according to UFC president Dana White.

In true Dana White fashion, the brash UFC executive, when asked what he thought of the event, stated, “It didn’t suck. It was a great night. The fights were awesome. These guys came in and delivered.”

UFC on Versus 4 faced its fair share of adversity coming in, however. The fight card underwent several makeovers due to fighters dropping out, most notably the last-minute controversial scratch of main eventer Nate Marquardt.

Marquardt was pulled from the card about an hour prior to weigh-ins on Saturday, slightly more than 24 hours prior to his scheduled fight with Rick Story. There is still a lot of mystery surrounding the situation, although it basically breaks down to Marquardt having some sort of issue with gaining medical clearance from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission.

With Marquardt out, Charlie Brenneman stepped in to face Story, a simple matter that didn’t escape White’s attention at the UFC on Versus 4 post-fight press conference.

“We’re very luck in the UFC that we have guys like Rick Story, (Charlie) Brenneman, all these guys that will step up when bad things happen,” he stated. “From the first prelim to the main event, they killed it tonight.

“I’m proud of all the guys that fought tonight.”

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