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Without Being Sold Out, UFC 205 Gate has Already Broken MSG Records


Scoring a reasonably priced ticket for the inaugural UFC New York City fight card on Saturday night is just about as hard as finding a unicorn at the end of a rainbow, hanging out with the Lucky Charms dude on a Monday afternoon sipping lattes. You can imagine it and believe it’s possible, but you just end up disappointed when it doesn’t happen.

Yeah, I swear I’m not bitter at all. Anyways…

At time of the first presale kickoff for UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor in September, tickets were announced as ranging from $100 for nosebleeds to $1,500 cage side. After many inquiries on social media, I can not find one person who got a $100 or $250 ticket at face value. Not-so-thankful in most part to the scam-bots who quickly posted them to Stub hub for 5x the face value, in some cases.

Those escalated prices not taken into account, UFC President Dana White announced on FS1 at the end of October that at the time, the stacked card had already broken gate records for Madison Square Garden. The previous gate-record holder for a combat sports event held at the World’s Most Famous Arena was Lennox Lewis against Evander Holyfield in a sold-out boxing bout in 1999, which brought in $13.5 million, reported by

White did not state what the gate for UFC 205 was. At the time this article was written, you could still purchase a standard $1,500 ticket for cage side.

On top of the standard seats available on Ticketmaster, there were also Premium and Platinum packages which basically lets you corner your favorite fighter and wipe their sweat from your brow for a small fee of $20,000. Oh, and those are sold out BTW.

Any and all records UFC 205 breaks is BEYOND deserved. This is arguably the most stacked fight card in the promotions history, which it needed to be in order to break PPV records on top of gate-records. With the exception of Robbie Lawler withdrawing from his welterweight bout against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone early, this card has miraculously stayed in tack.

(Note: I WILL go into hiding if I just jinxed that with four days till fight day)

Stayed tuned into @DoubleGSports for fight coverage all week long.



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Kristine is a Managing Editor for as well as UFC/MMA Lead Writer. She also hosts a column known as Fighting Words.
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