UFC 167 second-best gate of all-time

by Chris Palmquist |
 

Today the Nevada State Athletic commission e-mailed the full gate and attendance information for UFC 167 to mixedmartialarts.com.

Georges St-Pierre has been the PPV king, and those numbers aren't available yet, but he is also now pretty apparent he is also a big live audience draw, even in Vegas. St-Pierre has always been a huge live draw in Montreal or Toronto, but this was the first time he had fought out of Canada in three years.

The live gate generated revenue of  $5,759,350, which was 13,621 sold tickets, 57 tickets unsold, and 1,235 comped tickets. 

This would make UFC 167 second on the all-time gate revenue list.* The only event to perform better at the box office was UFC 148 which featured a rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen and generated revenue of $6,901,655. 

*The information above reflects only live gates in the United States. 

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tenchu site profile image  

11/23/13 1:23 PM by tenchu

Good stuff, but damn ticket prices are too expensive, especially for MMA, where it's really hard to see the action unless you're really close.

stonepony site profile image  

11/23/13 10:34 AM by stonepony

The Anderson rematch will do even better. Everybody wants to see what the man will look like when he comes back on a mission without all the fucking about.

tetris site profile image  

11/23/13 7:12 AM by tetris

They are going to miss gsp when hes gone.... Going to be like tyson leaving boxing.

Team GDP site profile image  

11/23/13 6:53 AM by Team GDP

i also remember when they used to say they weren't like boxing and werent about 1 fight and they stacked the cards.  *cough* ufc 151 *cough*

gregnog site profile image  

11/23/13 6:48 AM by gregnog

I still remember when Dana used to rant about how the UFC will never be like boxing in terms of ticket prices. He used to say over and over how normal people will always be able to attend a UFC event.$300+ for a nosebleed ticket is what I usually find as the cheapest.

Cementhead site profile image  

11/22/13 7:24 PM by Cementhead

UFC 129 in Toronto was 55,000 and a gate of 12+million I believe. St. Pierre headlined that as well.

MMALOGIC site profile image  

11/22/13 6:37 PM by MMALOGIC

and for those wondering why zuffa is increasing it's live event output... this Gate and Nevada is one major reason why.  In order to develop a market you need live events there.  Vegas gets more events than any other market, the gates are stronger than ever and the television audience in nevada and surrounding areas continue to pull some of the best in the nation. Now extrapolate this and try to do something similar (on a smaller scale) in every market in the world... then you realize you need an enormous amount of live events to do it. Strikeforce had most of its events in san jose and surrounding areas were always amongst the best markets in the ratings. For ZUffa to hit every major market atleast once a year with an event it would need over 75 events a year. The US alone has around 30 major markets.

Chris27 site profile image  

11/22/13 6:22 PM by Chris27

168 will beat it, isnt 168 already close to 6 mill?  I dont think it hits 7 mill like 148 did but it will def pass 167 to take second place.  

MMALOGIC site profile image  

11/22/13 6:17 PM by MMALOGIC

2nd best in the United States.  3rd overall.

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

11/22/13 6:16 PM by RyannVonDoom

57 tickets unsold? Might as well be a sell out. Very cool.