MENU
#UFC Fight Night 117 #UFC Fight Night 52 #Bellator 183 #Jessica Andrade #Claudia Gadelha #Ovince St. Preux #Gokhan Saki #Paul Daley #Lorenz Larkin #Fight Night Pittsburgh #Roy Nelson #Yushin Okami


The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to Minneapolis, Minn., on Friday night with UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Bigfoot at the Target Center.

UFC president Dana White, at the post-fight press conference, couldn’t make out the handwritten attendance for the event, saying that it was 7,000-something. Whatever that number was, White said that it was good for a live gate of $358,000.

After the trials and tribulations leading up to the event, White had to be pleased that it merely happened at all.

Dennis Hallman, who cited some personal issues, had trouble making weight on Thursday and eventually asked just to be let out of his fight altogether. White did so, but also released him from his UFC contract so that he could handle his personal issues.

Friday morning, Jeremy Stephens, who was to face Yves Edwards in the top preliminary bout of the night, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. White tried all day to free his fighter, but was unsuccessful, eventually scratching the bout from the card.

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva notched his first UFC victory in the night’s main event, scoring a TKO over rising heavyweight Travis Browne.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for all of your UFC on FX 5 fight coverage.

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

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

UFC-Rotterdam attendance takes slight dip from Rotterdam debut

  • 22 days ago
  • 11 views

Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 115 event in the Netherlands saw a slight dip attendance from the promotion’s debut at the same venue in May 2016.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC's Michael Johnson explains move to featherweight, wanting to fight Jose Aldo first

  • 19 days ago
  • 10 views

Michael Johnson already has named his first featherweight target in ex-champ Jose Aldo, but he’ll take others as long as they’re big enough to justify the 10-pound drop.Filed under: Featured, News, U read news >>

UFC 215 draws announced sellout of 16,232 in Edmonton debut despite losing Johnson-Borg

  • 14 days ago
  • 8 views

Saturday’s UFC 215 attendance drew an announced sellout crowd for the promotion’s debut in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 116: Rockhold vs. Branch Gate and Attendance from Pittsburgh | MMAWeekly.com

  • 7 days ago
  • 20 views

Gate and attendance figures from Saturday's UFC Fight Night 116: Rockhold vs. Branch in Pittsburgh. read news >>

Demetrious Johnson: 'I Have a Target On My Back' (UFC 215 Main Event Preview) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 16 days ago
  • 7 views

One of the most dominant champions in UFC history returns to the Octagon this Saturday to defend his title against No. 3 ranked flyweight Ray Borg at UFC 215. read news >>

Demetrious Johnson is fine being a target for others, but he has UFC history to make first

  • 20 days ago
  • 11 views

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson reflects on being called out by Cody Garbrandt and T.J. Dillashaw and the potential for future fights with them.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

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

  • a day ago
  • 13 views

Friday’s UFC Fight Night 117 event drew an announced attendance of 8,571 in Japan. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 115: Volkov vs. Struve Gate and Attendance from Rotterdam | MMAWeekly.com

  • 22 days ago
  • 71 views

Check out the UFC Fight Night 115: Volkov vs. Struve gate and attendance from Rotterdam. read news >>

UFC 215: Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2 Gate and Attendance from Edmonton | MMAWeekly.com

  • 14 days ago
  • 10 views

UFC 215: Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2 gate and attendance numbers from Rogers Palace in Edmonton. read news >>

UFC 215 Results: Amanda Nunes Beats Valentina Shevchenko in Main Event

  • 14 days ago
  • 10 views

It wasn't pretty, but Amanda Nunes found a way to retain her UFC women's bantamweight title over Valentina Shevchenko in the main event at UFC 215 on Saturday. The Lioness successfully defended the s read news >>