That number caused it to be the biggest event in the Republic’s heritage.
Not only did the fans show up in droves, they opened their own pocket books to the tune of $1,06,176 U.S.. That made UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ the Top grossing One Day sporting event in the background of this O2 Arena.
The prior bouts were littered with decisions, but the show closed out with a bang.
Michał Oleksiejczuk dropped Gian Villante having a picture-perfect body shot whilst the main event drew near. Stefan Struve followed bout having a submission finish in that which he said would probably be the fight of his livelihood.
Although it might not have been one that pleased the crowd, closing out the series, however, was another huge knock out.
Jan Blachowicz, from Poland, topped the statement, but his opponent, Thiago Santos, stole the series. He dropped Blachowicz and then dropped sledge hammers on his head prior to the referee called a halt.
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