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UFC: number of events 2012-2019

In 2019, a total of 42 Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events were hosted around the world featuring 516 fights. The highest live attendance in 2018 was at UFC Fight Night 136 – Hunt vs Oleinik with 22,603 ringside spectators and the highest attendance to date was at UFC 193 – Rousey vs Holm in 2015 with 56,214 attendees.


   In 2017, the UFC was among the 10 most valuable sports business brands worldwide which is in part thanks to its’ Pay-Per-View (PPV) business model. The average number of PPV buys has fluctuated over the years, standing at an average of 447 thousand buys per event in 2018. The most successful event in terms of PPV buys was UFC 229 – Khabib vs McConor in 2018 with roughly 2.4 million buys.

Georges St-Pierre holding 2 UFC records

   Georges St-Pierre is leading the UFC in most takedowns landed as of June 2019, followed by Gleison Tibau with 84 takedowns and Demetrious Johnson with 74 takedowns during UFC fights. At the same point in time Donald Cerrone holds the record for most knockdowns in the UFC with a total of 20. Georges St-Pierre also holds the record for most strikes landed, with 2,591 landed strikes during UFC fights.

Number of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events from 2012 to 2019

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

2012 to 2019

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