by Josh Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fight Entertainment Group came to Los Angeles in hopes of fitting 100,000 people into the city's historic Memorial Coliseum.
According to the California State Athletic Commission, which on Thursday released a detailed report documenting the June 2 event's attendance, 42,757 people watched K 1 "Dynamite!! USA" inside the venerable building, more than doubling the attendance record for an MMA event in North America.
Delving deeper into the numbers reveals that 3,674 tickets were sold through the Coliseum box office or Ticketmaster, while 39,083 were handled by the promoter, FEG.
In all, the CSAC reported a paid gate of $2,545,590, of which just $203,090 came from brokers not affiliated with the promoter.
Entry into the Coliseum came through both turnstile and non-turnstile gates, and over 18,340 walked through the turnstiles. Of the 75,332 tickets printed, 13,600 were given away, according to the CSAC.
"Dynamite!! USA" replaces March 3, 2007's Ultimate Fighting Championship event at Columbus, Ohio's Nationwide Arena, which netted a crowd of 19,079, as North America's most heavily attended MMA event.source