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The Success of UFC 119: Indianapolis

Written on September 27, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Since its debut, UFC comes back with successful public reviews. The UFC 119 Indianapolis was no exception. With ticket sales more than expected, UFC officials should throw a victory party.

This weekend’s event drew a whooping 15,811 attendees for the live gate of $1,613,337, officials announced prior to the conclusion of the pay-per-view event. The fight, which took place last Saturday, was hosted by Indianapolis’ Conseco Fieldhouse and marked the ’s debut in the state of Indiana.

The number of complimentary tickets issued was not released though. But according to UFC this is more than what they thought they’ll get.

Tickets range from $40 for upper-level access to $300 for cageside seats. If the figures are true, the UFC generated $102.04 per ticket. And that is a lot.

UFC 119 was aired on Spike TV (two preliminary-card fights) and pay-per-view (main card) that headlines former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir and former PRIDE grand prix champion Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic. Plus, a co-headliner fight between undefeated light heavyweight prospect Ryan Bader and longtime veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira made the co-feature of the event.

Indianapolis-based fighters Chris Lytle, Matt Mitrione and Sean McCorkle were also seen among the evening’s televised fights.

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