UFC 91 PPV numbers look good

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer is reporting early returns on UFC 91 pay-per-view buys range from 800,000-850,000 purchases. While Couture vs. Lesnar did not quite hit the 1.2 million mark Dana White openly predicted, UFC 91 ranks only behind UFC 66 Liddell vs Ortiz 2 in terms of PPV buys.

The Dana White media machine provided the public with enough UFC Kool-aid to make people want to spend $44.95 on the bout.  Although the UFC 91 card had many exciting finishes, as a whole it did not have much star power outside the main event.

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UFC 91 Live Gate

At the post fight press conference Dana White announced UFC 91 took in $4.8 million at the gate. The MGM Grand Garden Arena drew a crowd of 14,272, nearly a sell out.

Billed as the “biggest fight in UFC history” the card did not disappoint at the box office.

While the UFC’s pay-per-view numbers traditionally do not get released, they are required by state law to make their live gate numbers public.

UFC 91 earned the recognition of being the fourth highest grossing live gate in the company’s history. With UFC 66, 83 and 79 ahead of Saturday’s card.

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