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UFC 81 Draws Live Gate of $2,437,890

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The paid-attendance figure is the second-lowest ever recorded at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, which has hosted 15 UFC events to date. The only UFC event to draw a smaller paid attendance at the venue was UFC 48, which featured a main event of Ken Shamrock vs. Kimo Leopoldo. Just 6,528 fans paid to attend the June 2004 event.

However, while those figures are below average for the venue, UFC 81 likely registered higher-than-normal pay-per-view buys. The event featured a headline bout between Tim Sylvia and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for the UFC’s interim heavyweight title, but the main attraction was the debut of former World Wrestling Entertainment performer Brock Lesnar, who took on one-time UFC champ Frank Mir. The UFC marketed Lesnar’s UFC debut extensively, hoping to attract part of the WWE’s substantial fan base.

Unfortunately, we’re unlikely to know if the UFC was successful. Because the organization is a privately owned company, the UFC doesn’t publicly release the number of pay-per-view buys for its events

The past 10 events at the Mandalay Bay Events Center:

UFC 81 (2/2/08) — 10,583 attendance (7,167 paid) for $2,437,890 live gate
UFC 79 (12/29/07) — 11,075 attendance (10,968 paid) for $4,994,000 live gate
UFC 74 (8/25/07) — 11,118 attendance (9,622 paid) for $3,307,000 live gate
UFC 67 (2/3/07) — 10,227 attendance (8,700 paid) for $2,767,130 live gate
UFC 64 (10/14/06) — 10,173 attendance (8,913 paid) for $1,790,490 live gate
UFC 62 (8/26/06) — 9,859 attendance (8,954 paid) for $3,040,880 live gate
UFC 61 (7/8/06) — 11,167 attendance (9,999 paid) for a $3,350,775 live gate
UFC 58 (3/4/06) — 9,569 attendance (8,183 paid) for $1,758,450 live gate
UFC 57 (2/4/06) — 11,000 attendance (10,301 paid) for $3,382,400 live gate
UFC 51 (2/5/05) — 11,072 attendance (9,268 paid) for $1,493,100 live gate

Post #1   2/5/08 6:23:59PM   

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if this all the live attendance they are gettin in us i bet they'll be coming to canada quite often

Post #2   2/5/08 6:34:01PM   

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Lesnar would have probably sold a lot of ppv to compensate the peoples live in place.

anyways, the bell center here in quebec will be sold out this week and we will be over 22000 peoples there to scream like maniac !!

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Post #3   2/5/08 6:39:47PM   

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that bad huh?

Post #4   2/6/08 11:53:26AM