Sam Stout (right) of London, Ont., fights in his winning match against Matt Wiman of Dallas during the UFC lightweight bout at the Bell Centre last night. For more exclusive UFC photos, visit montrealgazette.com. Photograph by: Phil Carpenter the Gazette, The Gazette
From The Vancouver Sun:
The UFC is absolutely loving Montreal. As it should. For the second time in a year, more than 22,000 ultimate fighting and mixed martial arts fans jammed the Bell Centre. And local hero Georges St-Pierre wasn't even on the card this time.
"I have no clue why. I never expected it," UFC president Dana White said this week. "The first thing I never really expected was how many female fans we have, and then I never expected Canada to be such a huge market.
"And there's tons of Canadian talent, too, and we've got a lot of it on this card," he added.
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