UFC 229 Second Largest Gate In MMA History

Tickets for UFC 229, featuring Conor McGregor’s return to the Octagon against UFC lightweight champion and heated rival Khabib Nurmagomedov went on sale on Friday, and have already set the second largest live event gate in the history of MMA.

The event would reach the mark within three minutes into sales for the event on October 6th, where tickets varied from $205-2,505, with less than 300 tickets remaining in the range of $990 and up. Per a report from MMA Fighting, the UFC has surpassed the Nevada MMA live event record of $10,746,248 set for UFC 200.

It also would go past UFC 129 at Rogers Center (the Skydome), which saw 55,724 fans for a gate of $12,075,000, headlined by Georges St-Pierre defeating Jake Shields for the welterweight title in the UFC’s Toronto debut.

One number the UFC will not reach is the $17,7 million set for UFC 205, the UFC’s debut in Madison Square Garden in November 12, 2016, which saw Conor McGregor defeating Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight title.

 

Initial Report: MMA Fighting

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