UFC 297, the first pay-per-view event of 2024, is set to take place at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada.

Sean Strickland defends his UFC middleweight title against Dricus du Plessis, while Raquel Pennington and Mayra Bueno Silva fight for bantamweight.

Former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen has drawn parallels between the capacity crowd at UFC 297 and the iconic crime film, Scarface.

The greatest announced gate record at the Scotiabank Arena was broken by mixed martial arts fight cards held in Canada.

UFC CEO Dana White reported that UFC 297 attained a complete sell-out with the sale of 18,100 tickets, generating a record-breaking gate revenue of $7.6 million.

 Sonnen provided his prognostications for the event, stating that if the fight goes past the initial round, the UFC middleweight champion would still be able to keep his title.

In the following co-main event, Mayra Bueno Silva and Raquel Pennington compete for the women's bantamweight belt after Amanda Nunes retired.