The numbers were slightly down from the last event the Las Vagas-based fight promotion held at the venue. UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson drew 12,395 in attendance in September 2014. Those numbers were lower still than the organization’s previous trip to Saitama. UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann brought in 14,682 spectors in March 2013.
The attendance numbers for Saturday’s event were half the announced figures for the first UFC event held at the famed arena in February of 2012. UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson drew a sellout crowd of 21,000 at that time.