UFC 161 drew an announced attendance of 14,754 fans for a live gate of $3.15 million at the MTS Centre tonight in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. UFC president Dana White announce the numbers at the UFC 161 post fight press conference immediately following tonight’s main card.
White was thrilled with how the promotion was received in the Canadian city, pointing out that he was amazed that nearly 11,000 members of tonight’s crowd were seated prior to tonight’s first preliminary fight pitting Dustin Pague against Yves Jabouin,
UFC 161 was certainly an up-and-down card as far as entertaining fights go. Main event fighters Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson certainly lived up to their headlining status by putting a solid fight that resulted in a narrow split decision victory for the former UFC champion.