Oktagon 49 scores German MMA attendance record

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Oktagon 49 has set a German attendance record for an MMA event, with 19,000 fans filling Lanxess Arena in Cologne last weekend.

The previous attendance record for a mixed martial arts event in Germany was held by UFC for an event in 2016, which welcomed 11,600 fans.

Saturday’s event saw Oktagon MMA crown Germany’s Hatef Moeil as the new Heavyweight Champion, after a tightly contested fight with Bulgaria’s Lazar Todev.

“We rewrote history tonight on the German MMA scene. Thank you to team Oktagon, from the fighters, fans, media and everyone else was a part of this epic evening,” said co-owner Pavol Neruda.

Oktagon commentator and presenter Bryan Lacey added: “Some records are there to broken, others are there to be smashed. What a night in Cologne.”

Earlier this month, Oktagon MMA made its UK debut in November at Manchester’s AO Arena. 

A further four shows are scheduled for the UK in 2024, including an event at Newcastle’s Utilita Arena on January 27. 

Tickets for Oktagon 52 in Newcastle went on sale earlier this week.

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