BOSTON — UFC 292 brought an MMA focus to Boston, with the pay-per-view event taking place Saturday night at TD Garden.

Several familiar faces in Boston sports were among the celebrities who made appearances to witness the UFC’s first PPV event in the city since 2018.

Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla sat beside the octagon. He actively trains in jiu-jitsu.

The Red Sox also had representation, with team president Sam Kennedy and 2004 World Series champion Johnny Damon, who joined the crowd for a rendition of “Sweet Caroline” in between fights during the prelims.

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A number of UFC fighters came to see the sport’s latest event in Michael Chandler, Gilbert Burns, Alex Pereira, Calvin Kattar and Rob Font.

Pop culture figures arrived at TD Garden, as well, from the music world in rapper A-Boogie to “Outer Banks” actor Chase Stokes.

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The star-studded crowd was treated to one heck of an event, as Zhang Weili successfully defended the women’s strawweight title with a dominant win over Amanda Lemos and Sean O’Mally captured bantamweight gold with a stunning knockout victory over Aljamain Sterling.

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