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UFC 90 Draws Record $2.8 Million Live Gate

Anderson Silva Retains Title at UFC 90UFC 90 “Silva vs. Cote” at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois in suburban Chicago drew a record live gate of $2.85 million.

A near sell-out crowd of 15,359 fans attended the pay-per-view event, which was headlined by UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva retaining his middleweight title over Patrick Cote. UFC 90 also saw Thiago Alves top Josh Koscheck in the co-main event and Junior Dos Santos upset heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum.

UFC President Dana White announced both figures during the post-event press conference.

“Silva vs. Cote” was the first UFC event to be held in Illinois and the promotion is likely to return to Chicago in the near-future.

For a complete recap of UFC 90 “Silva vs. Cote” click here.

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