Ranking every Canadian UFC card ahead of UFC 289

Nov 16, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Georges St-Pierre is interviewed by Joe Rogan after his
Nov 16, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Georges St-Pierre is interviewed by Joe Rogan after his / Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
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18. UFC Ottawa: May 4, 2019, Ottawa, Ontario

The main event delivered fight of the night honors, with Donald Cerrone defeating Al Iaquinta by decision. For a fight night card, the Ottawa card was surprisingly deep with Merab Dvalishvili defeating Brad Katona, Shane Burgos defeating Cub Swanson, and Derek Brunson defeating Elias Theodorou. Canadians did not fair well in the capital city, going 3-8. With long time Canadian UFC veteran Mitch Gagnon retiring following the event.

17. UFC 97: Redemption - April 18, 2009, Montreal, Quebec

UFC 97 was headlined by Anderson Silva, who successfully defended his title Thales Leites. The rest of the main card was solid, headlined by Maurico Rua knocking out Chuck Liddell. Despite an underwhelming preliminary card, the card still set an attendence record for the Bell Centre until it was beaten by UFC 124.

16: UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit - Nov. 17, 2012, Montreal, Quebec

Georges St-Pierre delivered another dominating title defense in front of his hometown crowd.
Johny Hendricks and Rafael dos Anjos picked up victories on the main card. The preliminary card was filled with Canadians but lacked some star power. Overall, Canadians went 5-3 at UFC 154.

15: UFC 131: dos Santos vs. Carwin - June 11, 2011, Vancouver, British Columbia

UFC 131 was orginally supposed to feature Brock Lensar however illness forced him out of a fight with Junior dos Santos. In the main event, dos Santos easily beat Shane Carwin. The main card had some star power but was a little lackluster. The preliminary card featured the second fight in the UFC for Chris Weidman and Dustin Poirier.

14: UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin - June 12, 2010, Vancouver, British Columbia

In the first event in Vancouver and first outside of Montreal, Rich Franklin knocked out Chuck Liddell. The card was solid and filled with several big names from the era. Other notable performances on the card included Mirko Cro Cop submitting Pat Barry and Carlos Condit knocking out British Columbia native Rory MacDonald. The other Canadians on the card were Claude Patrick who defeated Ricardo Funch and David Loiseau who lost to Mario Miranda.

13. UFC 124: St-Pierre vs. Koscheck 2 - Dec. 11, 2010, Montreal, Quebec

The UFC set a Bell Centre attendance record at UFC 124, with 23,152 cramming inside to see hometown hero Georges St-Pierre. The main event saw St-Pierre win all five rounds against Josh Koscheck. The rest of the card was a little light on star power but did have some impressive performances, most notably Jim Miller who submitted a then undefeated Charles Oliveira with a kneebar. While Canadians went 4-2 on the card.