UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson 2 Sets Record Gate in Buffalo

The Ultimate Fighting Championship went to Buffalo, N.Y., on Saturday for the first time since UFC 7 in 1995. And it was a record-setting return.

To put it in perspective, UFC 7 featured Ken Shamrock vs. Oleg Taktarov in the main event and Marco Ruas won an eight-man, one-night tournament.

Daniel Cormier vs Anthony Johnson UFC 210 weighUFC 7 had an attendance of 9,000 at Memorial Auditorium. UFC 210 on Saturday night drew 17,110 fans for a $2 million gate. The gate was a record-setter, making UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson 2 the highest grossing sporting event in KeyBank Center history, according to UFC officials.

UFC 210 featured a rematch between light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and challenger Anthony “Rumble” Johnson.

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Cormier again defeated Johnson, submitting him in the second round.

Shortly after the fight, Johnson took to the microphone in the Octagon and surprisingly announced his retirement.

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