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UFC Fight Night 117 draws reported 8,571 attendance in Japan

SAITAMA, Japan – Friday’s UFC Fight Night 117 event drew an announced attendance of 8,571 in Japan.

UFC officials announced the figures following the event, which MMAjunkie attended. No live gate number was released.

UFC Fight Night 117 took place Friday at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, near Tokyo. The card aired on FXX. In the main event, Ovince Saint Preux (21-10 MMA, 9-5) choked out Yushin Okami (34-11 MMA, 13-6 UFC) with a Von Flue choke 90 seconds into the first round.

The attendance was the UFC’s lowest in five total events at Saitama Super Arena since returning to Japan in 2012.

The UFC’s attendance marks in Saitama include:

  1. “UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson” – 21,000 attendance
  2. UFC on FUEL TV 8: Silva vs. Stann” – 14,682 attendance
  3. UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson” – 12,395 attendance
  4. UFC Fight Night 75: Barnett vs. Nelson” – 10,137 attendance
  5. “UFC Fight Night 117: Saint Preux vs. Okami” – 8,571 attendance

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 117, visit the UFC Events section of the site.

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