The UFC announced its attendance for it’s first trip to Mexico with UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt on Saturday night in Mexico City.
According to UFC President Dana White, 21,000 attended the event, which took place at the Mexico City Arena in the Mexican capital. White added that the event was the highest grossing gate in the arena’s history. The record-setting dollar amount, however, was not revealed.
In the main event, Fabricio Werdum earned the UFC interim heavyweight title with a technical knockout of Mark Hunt. With the win, Werdum awaits Cain Velasquez and the two will unify the titles in their fight at a yet-be-announced date.
In the co-main event, Kelvin Gastelum ran through Jake Ellenberger with a first-round win. Towards the end of the opening round, Gastelum swarmed in on his opponent and slapped on a rear-naked choke for the win.
Other main-card winners included Ricardo Lamas, Augusto Dodger Montano and Hector Urbina.