Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer has released the final gate numbers for last weekend’s UFC 91 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The final tallies are in line with UFC President Dana White’s post-event quote of $4.8 million, making it the third biggest earner in Nevada’s list of top MMA gates. Chuck Liddell’s second encounter with Tito Ortiz at UFC 66 remains at the top of the list with $5,397,300 in revenue, trailed by Georges St. Pierre’s rubber match with Matt Hughes at UFC 79 with $4,994,050.
Here are the final numbers for UFC 91:
Live Gate: $4, 815, 675
Tickets Sold: 10,845
“Comp” Tickets: 3, 427
Early pay per view numbers have not been released on the show, but speculation has indicated the UFC may miss its anticipated figure of 1.2 million buys.
Still, $4.8 million is nothing to sneeze at, especially in this wintry economy.