UFC 168 was second largest gate in U.S. at $6.24 million


UFC 168 which featured the rematch between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva was the second highest gate in the United States ever in terms of revenue.

“We're so sold out on this fight, it's insane,” said White following the UFC 168 pre-fight press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. “There are some singles left out there.”

The year-end fight card features two title fights, and is already the second largest gate in the promotion’s history in the United States. Women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey faces Miesha Tate in a rematch in the card’s co-main event.

“I think we're at $6.3 million right now,” said White.

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The story above was published prior to fight day and was an estimation by UFC President Dana White. The Nevada State Athletic Commission e-mailed the actual figures this week, backing up the claim. The NSAC report a live gate of $6,238,792.50 with 14,574 tickets sold, 1,076 comped, and no unsold ticket.

That number puts UFC 168 second on the all-time list of gate revenue in the United States, only behind UFC 148 which featured the rematch of Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen.


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Meltzer reports UFC 168 did between 1 and 1.1 million buys. Second most successful UFC PPV of all time. 2013 is the first time zuffa has had year over year ppv revenue growth since 2010.   "The weigh-ins drew 275,000 viewers, the largest since UFC signed up with FOX. That does have to be clarified because they aired on Fox Sports 1, which is in 88 million homes, compared to 36 million homes for Fox Sports 2, so it's no surprise the number was well above usual levels. The prelims on Fox Sports 1 did 1,554,000 viewers, up from 988,000 for the prelims on UFC 167. It was the fifth most watched show ever on FS 1, and the second highest rated UFC broadcast on the station, trailing the opening night Chael Sonnen vs. Shogun Rua fight. The 313,000 viewers watching the post-fight show was a record, and the 7:30 p.m. airing of UFC Flashback on the first Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva fight did 412,000, the most watched replay of a UFC show of its kind. The belief is also that sports bar attendance was the highest in recent memory. That's based on a lot of feedback from all over the country with reports of lines going out the door and consistently being bigger crowds than at UFC 167, the company's second biggest event before Saturday. We had feedback from people who were planning on watching it at a sports bar, and with all the usual locations packed, decided to go home and order the pay-per-view instead. There were more than 5 million searches at Google for UFC 168 and UFC related terms, mainly Anderson Silva, Anderson Silva's broken leg, Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate and Chris Weidman, in the United States alone. Most UFC pay-per-views garner less than 500,000 searches, and only the biggest will hit 1 million. That 5,000,000 figure was equal to the Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez fight, and bigger than nearly any sports event other than the Super Bowl. That also has to be qualified because more than 2 million of those searches were specifically looking for video of Silva's ghastly injury. But even before the main event started, it was outpacing any UFC event this year. The $6.2 million live gate was the third largest in company history, trailing only UFC 129 at Rogers Stadium in Toronto, due to stadium size, and UFC 148, the second Silva vs. Chael Sonnen show."   Sorry to rain on  your parade.

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