The UFC held three events in the month of April and two of those events were very successful at the live box office. The UFC had strong debuts in two new markets as UFC 69 took place in Houston, Texas and UFC 70 took place in Manchester, England.
"To me the records were just a starting point," recalls John Paul Jones, "The most important thing was always the stage show. So many great nights. At our worst we were still better than most. At our best we could just wipe the floor with the lot of them. It was just a very good live band."