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: