The UFC made it’s third trip to the Bell Centre in Montreal for this past weekend’s ‘UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun II.’ It’s third trip was not as successful as the previous two in the arena, but the organization still had a strong numbers for live gate and attendance.
According to MMAjunkie.com:
The UFC’s third trip to Montreal’s Bell Centre wasn’t quite as lucrative as the promotion’s first two events in the building, but Saturday night’s UFC 113 event still drew a reported crowd of 17,647 attendees. UFC president Dana White also reported a live gate of $3.27 million.
The UFC’s first two events in Montreal, 2009’s UFC 97 and 2008’s UFC 84, each drew more than 21,000 ticket holders. UFC 97 holds the North American attendance record for a mixed martial arts event with 21,451 attendees, and a reported $4.9 million gate. UFC 84 ranks just behind it with 21,390 attendees generating an impressive $5.1 million gate.