UFC 100 Numbers Are In: Over 5 Million Made
UFC 100 "Makes History" as One of the UFC's Biggest Sellers
Today the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) released provisionary tallies for "UFC 100: Making History". And it's nothing but good news.
More than 11,000 fans jammed into the UFC's go-to arena, the Mandalay Bay Events Center, and those 11,000 made for a gate of $5,128,490. The UFC also instituted closed-circuit screenings of UFC 100 to accomodate even more fans, and that too seems to have paid off: the NSAC reports that 6,256 closed circuit tickets were sold for a grand total of $312,800.
With Pay-Per-View buys expected to come in at over one million, we could indeed be looking at the biggest UFC event in history.
And what an event it was- one brutal knockout and two titles on the line capped off a card stacked top-to-bottom with world-caliber athletes and fantastic fights. Dan Henderson ended months of trash-talk and speculation with a vicious right hand to Michael "The Count" Bisping, knocking the Brit out cold for the next several minutes. Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre dominated highly-regarded contender Thiago "The Pitbull" Alves for five full rounds. And in the main event, Brock Lesnar dominated Frank Mir en route to a Round 2 TKO victory to unify the UFC Heavyweight Championship and UFC Interim Heavyweight Championship.
For my complete rundown and review of UFC 100, fight fans can click here.