Which main event would beat Liddell-Ortiz's money gate?

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Taylor8766
7/14/10 6:05:42PM
MMAjunkie.com posted the statistics for UFC 116 and how much a gate was drawn. Heres the top Five in UFC history:

1.UFC 66 (Liddell vs. Ortiz II): $5,397,300 gate (13,761 attendance)
2.UFC 91 (Couture vs. Lesnar): $4,815,675 (14,272)
3.UFC 71 (Liddell vs. Jackson): $4,304,000 (14,728)
4.UFC 94 (St. Pierre vs. Penn II): $4,290,000 (14,885)
5.UFC 116 (Lesnar vs. Carwin): $4,053,990 (12,740)

As you can see Liddell-Ortiz 2 is still the top gate at 5.3 million dollars with the next closes being Lesnar-Couture at 4.8. I was curious as to what main event you think would drawn the most money, and heres a couple that I thought of:

Georges St. Pierre vs. Anderson Silva
Fedor vs. Lesnar/or any other top HW
Shogun vs. Silva
Lesnar vs. Carwin 2
Couture vs. Lesnar 2
GSP vs. BJ 3
Twenty20Dollars
7/14/10 6:51:36PM
I would say Lesnar/Mir 3 for the title would beat it, also pending if it had a good co-main event with it and a good main card which it probably wouldnt because of the main event status alone.

I think Couture/Ortiz 2 could maybe make top 5 or at least top 10.
lohmann
7/14/10 6:58:24PM
It depends mostly on the venue. There's a similarity between all five of those cards you listed: they all took place in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand.

There's a reason Zuffa is pushing hard to legalize MMA in New York.

EDIT: Might want to fact check. Pretty sure UFC 100 should be somewhere on your list.
emfleek
7/14/10 6:59:43PM
Lesnar/Carwin 2 would have the best chance, I think.
Taylor8766
7/14/10 7:25:29PM

Posted by lohmann

It depends mostly on the venue. There's a similarity between all five of those cards you listed: they all took place in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand.

There's a reason Zuffa is pushing hard to legalize MMA in New York.

EDIT: Might want to fact check. Pretty sure UFC 100 should be somewhere on your list.



Yep Good call I was just going with what they had on mmajunkie.

UFC 100 had a gate of $5.1million puttin it in second
Twenty20Dollars
7/14/10 7:31:14PM
If it is going to be broken it will probably be in Las Vegas.
SpiderSilva
7/14/10 8:18:58PM
I'm thinking lesnar vs nelson
TheBestEVER
7/14/10 10:09:37PM
Silva vs. St. Pierre in New York
kopower
7/14/10 10:17:13PM
I would say either GSP vs Silva or Lesnar vs Fedor. If the UFC was able to sign Fedor for a few fights and Couture was able to win a few, Couture vs Fedor would be a huge draw.
jae_1833
7/14/10 11:24:02PM
Unfortunately I think Fedor doesn't have nearly enough draw to bring in an amount to even make the top 5 list no matter who they matched him up with right now. I think a big event would be required with at least three big events....like Mir vsBrock 3 or Brock Carwin 2, combined with Tito vs Griffin 2 and a super fight of GSP vs Silva (probably in Vegas).
TheBestEVER
7/22/10 12:52:56PM

Posted by jae_1833

Unfortunately I think Fedor doesn't have nearly enough draw to bring in an amount to even make the top 5 list no matter who they matched him up with right now. I think a big event would be required with at least three big events....like Mir vsBrock 3 or Brock Carwin 2, combined with Tito vs Griffin 2 and a super fight of GSP vs Silva (probably in Vegas).



Tito vs. Griffin 3
cmill21
7/22/10 9:08:45PM
Lesnar would bring people in and Fedor could be instant hype. Not to mention all hardcores around the world would watch it. Lesnar Fedor is it for me.
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