A UFC record 42,000 tickets were sold for “UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shield” on Thursday, as the UFC’s Toronto debut on April 30 at the Rogers Centre nearly sold out before tickets go on sale to the general public, TSN reports.
UFC Fight Club members quickly purchased all of the available tickets for UFC 129 after the presale began Thursday morning, but a limited number of seats were reserved for public sales on Friday and Saturday.
UFC 129 will break the 23,152 UFC attendance record set by December’s UFC 124 in Montreal, and will also earn a record live gate that could top $10 million.
The UFC 129 fight card is headlined by welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre vs. Jake Shields and also features featherweight champ Jose Aldo vs. Mark Hominick and Randy Couture vs. Lyoto Machida.
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Pictured: Georges St-Pierre