The UFC 198 weigh-in fell short of the anticipated attendance of 20,000 people but still was able to walk away with the title of largest weigh-in in UFC history.
According to UFC officials, approximately 15,000 people filled the stands of Arena AtlÃ©tico Paranaense to watch Brazilian UFC legends Fabricio Werdum, Jacare Souza, Vitor Belfort and more hit the scale in Curitiba, Brazil.
The sheer number of fans in attendance for the weigh-in is a good sign for an event that sold nearly 40,000 tickets in a day. And while the UFC doesn't normally keep attendance records for fight-week events, the highly attended UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor weigh-in reportedly saw over 9,000 people in the seats.
Well over 9K in attendance at #UFC194 weigh-ins. The atmosphere is incredible!!— Dave Sholler (@Sholler_UFC) December 11, 2015
UFC 198's weigh-in topped that by almost 6,000 fans.
That number is also higher than the last three pay-per-view events in Las Vegas, UFC 197 (11,352), UFC 196 (14,898), and UFC 195 (10,300).
UFC 198 is turning out to be as big as we thought it'd be, and Brazilian fans are making a huge statement about where they stand in the pecking out of UFC fans.