UFC 148 Set Company Records, Had Enormous Economic Impact on Las Vegas

July 23, 2012
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Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen at the UFC 148 weigh-insThe hype heading into UFC 148’s Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen rematch was beyond compare. The trash talk, the feuding, the marketing, a week-long build-up in Las Vegas.

But did it deliver?

Regardless of what you think of the fight itself or the borderline knee to the chest, the fight fully delivered for the UFC… in record numbers.

UFC president Dana White said that UFC 148 set nearly every record in the book on the business side of the equation for the company, adding that, although the final numbers hadn’t been added up, UFC 148’s economic impact on Las Vegas was somewhere between 93 and 140 million dollars.

“This is one of the biggest fights of the year… we shut down Brazil.”

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  • WarriorScholar

    Hopefully they both get paid accordingly

    • Lesnardo


      The fighters don’t get paid anything. UFC pockets money.

  • bdono554

    boarder line knee to the chest? I agree with that statement it was so low it almost hit him in the stomach. I hate both these guys and I’ve watched that fight five times stop grasping straws Sonnen taint sniffers!

  • MaritalArtist

    I wouldn’t have done it. But then again I’m not anderson, and he didn’t like Chael !

    • Triggerman99

      You wouldn’t have done what? Thrown a legal technique in an MMA fight? That’s like saying you wouldn’t have punched him in the face or thrown a leg kick.