UFC looking at Record Setting Event in Brazil in 2012Posted on August 24, 2011, 04:55 PM by Trent Reinsmith
The UFC is still a few days away from presenting UFC 134 in Brazil, but the busy days leading up to that event did not stop the promotion from looking ahead.
The 74 minute sell out of Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena for Saturday’s event has the UFC looking bigger for their next visit to Brazil. How Big? According to a report from Heavy.com, record setting big.
The report states that the UFC would look to present the event in Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas and home to nearly two million people. The event would take place at the Convention Center of Manaus, which is capable of holding crowds of up to 100,000 people.
If the event does take place in 2012 it would dwarf the UFC’s current attendance record of 55,724 that was set at UFC 129 in Toronto. It would also shatter the MMA world record of 91,107 reported for PRIDE Shockwave 2002 in Tokyo.