UFC looking at Record Setting Event in Brazil in 2012

The UFC is still a few days away from presenting UFC 134 in Brazil, but the busy days leading up to that event did not stop the promotion from looking ahead.

The 74 minute sell out of Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena for Saturday’s event has the UFC looking bigger for their next visit to Brazil. How Big? According to a report from Heavy.com, record setting big.

The report states that the UFC would look to present the event in Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas and home to nearly two million people. The event would take place at the Convention Center of Manaus, which is capable of holding crowds of up to 100,000 people.

If the event does take place in 2012 it would dwarf the UFC’s current attendance record of 55,724 that was set at UFC 129 in Toronto. It would also shatter the MMA world record of 91,107 reported for PRIDE Shockwave 2002 in Tokyo.


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    godsofwararise

    August 25, 2011 at 2:16 am

    This will be awesome if they can pull it off! Imagine the amount of hype this would generate for the UFC worldwide, especially with Brazil hosting the FIFA worldcup and then the Olympics!

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    MMAW

    August 25, 2011 at 3:24 am

    i want to be a part of this, planning a trip to Brazil next year.

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    ahhhhhhhhhhhh

    August 25, 2011 at 4:41 am

    bit of a leap.. 12,000 to 100,000 D: might be an idea to stop off somewhere inbetween first and test the water, hell they could sell 12,000 in antarctica it doesn’t mean anything..

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    KeithFarrell

    August 25, 2011 at 7:17 am

    I think they could easily sell out 100,000 but if they do use that arena I don’t think they will use its full capacity, just like in Toronto.

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