This Saturday, Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm are putting their undefeated records on the line at the Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. With a seating capacity of 60,000, UFC’s CEO Dana White is expecting that this event will break UFC’s attendance record of 55,724 during UFC 129 back in April 30, 2011.
“All the expensive seats are sold. The only available ones are the cheap seats,” said White to MMAFighting.com. “With a lot of promotion going on and a buzz here around the city, I think we are going to get close.”
“We always try to make sure that everybody gets a good experience,” White added. “That’s why we have every LED in the country here. There’s something about being in a stadium for a big fight and the energy and the buzz, so it’s going to be fun.”
Though the attendance record could be broken, the gate charges is not expected to follow as the current total of the tickets sold is around $6 Million only. A far reach from the UFC’s all-time record of $12,075,000
Rousey, who holds a 12-0 record is considered as the biggest draw in the UFC and the sport of mixed martial arts. She will be challenged another undefeated fighter, Holy Holm (9-0), who looks to pull down the biggest upset in the history of the sport.
Known for her quick finishes, Rousey had only three opponents in four fights that made it past the one minute mark (Sarah McMann, Liz Camouche and twice to Meisha Tate). While only one fighter (Meisha Tate) pushed Rousey to fight in three rounds.
Other fights in the card will feature another women’s championship match with the undefeated straw-weight champion, who holds a record of 10-0 against Valerie Letourneau at 8-3. Heavyweights Antonio Silva and Mark Hunt will also look to settle their differences after their last fight ended in a draw.