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UFC 149 Sells Out in Calgary with a Gate that Rolls Over the Rolling Stones

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UFC 149 CalgaryThe Ultimate Fighting Championship landed in Calgary for the first time in its history on Saturday night with UFC 149: Faber vs. Barão.

The main card fighters didn’t necessarily deliver, but the fans in Calgary certainly did… to the tune of a soldout crowd of 16,089 at the ScotiaBank Saddledome.

Those fans accounted for a live gate of $4.1 million, tops at the venue.

“We shattered the record here, which was set by the Rolling Stones,” UFC president Dana White declared at the UFC 149 post-fight press conference.

While many of the main card fights fell flat with fans and White, the preliminary fighters brought exciting finishes, as did the pay-per-view opener between Matt Riddle and Chris Clements.

Urijah Faber fell short in his latest bid to earn a UFC championship. Renan Barão edged farther and farther ahead of Faber as their main event fight wore on, eventually earning a unanimous nod from the judges, walking away with the interim UFC bantamweight title.

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