The UFC celebrated their 20th anniversary on November 16 with UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks. While UFC president Dana White expects UFC 168 to be the biggest show in the history of the company, UFC 167 almost reached that honor.
According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission in an email to mixedmartialarts.com, the live gate generated revenue of $5,759,350, which was 13,621 sold tickets, 57 tickets unsold, and 1,235 comped tickets.
The UFC 167 live gate makes it the second-biggest gate on the all-time revenue list for the company.
First place belongs to UFC 148, which featured a rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen for the middleweight title. That live gate generated revenue of $6,901,655.
It is going to be interesting to see what the live gate for UFC 168 can generate, considering it has two of the most anticipated rematches in the sport’s history. The main event is a middleweight title bout between champion Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva, while the co-feature is a heated rivalry rematch between UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and her TUF 18 coaching counterpart Miesha Tate.