Saturday's UFC 122 event drew 8,421 spectators for an estimated live gate of approximately $600,000. The event took place at Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany, and aired via same-day delay on Spike TV in the U.S.
The figures fell short compared to the first and only other UFC event in Germany: UFC 99 in Cologne. The June 2009 show took place at Lanxess Arena with 12,854 attendees and a live gate of approximately $1.3 million.
"It will be my advice as the partner of the UFC that our strategy is twofold," UFC Germany promoter Marek Lieberberg told MMAjunkie.com earlier this week. "Number one, we fight the legal issues out in a court of law ... The second part is to continue staging events because the best advertising for the UFC is a fantastic live event."
It remains to be see if UFC 122 fulfilled the needs of the second strategy.
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