UFC Fight Night 30: Machida vs. Munoz took place at the Phones 4u Arena drawing an audience of 10,355 and producing a live gate of $1.5 million, according to UFC officials.
Those numbers are solid, but still well below the UFC’s past performances in Manchester. UFC 70 on April 21, 2007, drew 15,114 fans for a gate of $2.6 million. On Nov. 14, 2009, UFC 105 attracted 16,693 in attendance for a gate of $2 million.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida made his middleweight debut in the UFC Fight Night 30 main event. He scored another highlight reel knockout, putting out his former training partner and current friend Mark Munoz with a kick to the head.
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