Dana White: UFC 300 Sets New Records

Dana White shut down critics of the UFC 300 card after announcing several new records were set. 

The card took place on April 13, producing some thrilling bouts. Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway produced a highlight knockout reel. Holloway was ahead in the fight but risked it all by exchanging with Gaethje. With less than 30 seconds left in the fight, Holloway landed a big right hand to KO Gaethje with one second left.

The main event also produced a big finish. Alex Pereira stopped Jamahal Hill in the first round to retain his UFC Light Heavyweight Title. Before the event went ahead, the card divided MMA fans. Khabib Nurmagomedov and Brendan Schaub were some of those questioning the match-ups on the following card.

UFC 300 Card

Alex Pereira vs. Jamahal Hill

Zhang Weili vs. Yan Xiaonan

Max Holloway vs. Justin Gaethje

Arman Tsarukyan vs. Charles Oliveira

Bo Nickal vs. Cody Brundage

Jiri Prochazka vs. Aleksandar Rakic

Aljamain Sterling vs. Calvin Kattar

Kayla Harrison vs. Holly Holm

Diego Lopes vs. Sodiq Yusuff

Renato Moicano vs. Jalin Turner

Jessica Andrade vs. Marina Rodriguez

Bobby Green vs. Jim Miller

Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Cody Garbrandt

White Responds

However, the records suggest otherwise. White said it was the biggest UFC attendance at the T Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event produced the third-highest UFC gate at around $16.5 million. The prelims were also the most watched on ESPN, while the UFC’s social media following increased by 3.2 million followers. Holloway’s stoppage was also the most-liked UFC video on Instagram.

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