Hosting a UFC event for the first time in 13 years, the Columbus set a record for the highest-grossing UFC Fight Night in history on March 26 at Nationwide Arena, according to UFC public relations.    

UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Daukaus recorded a sellout crowd of 18,630 and $1,921,988.24 gate.  It marked the third UFC event Columbus has hosted, joining UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine in 2009 and UFC 82: Pride of a Champion in 2008. Columbus was poised to host UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Rozenstruik in 2020 before the event was cancelled.

About The Greater Columbus Sports Commission

The Greater Columbus Sports Commission’s mission is to rally Columbus to compete and win sporting events, providing a singular athlete and fan experience and positively impacting image, economy and lifestyle. Since 2002, the Greater Columbus Sports Commission has brought 550 new sporting events to Columbus, generating an estimated $625 million in direct visitor spending.