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16 February 2011

UFC 129 ticket sales total $11 million...

Dana White confirmed at a media conference call on Tuesday that 55,000 tickets went on sale for the UFC 129 event at the Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario.
Tickets have sold out totaling a staggering $11 million which has doubled their previous best to which the UFC president said it was "over whelming!" He went on to say "At first I was a little nervous when we put 42,000, I didn't know, I was blown away with the reponse." The tickets had sold out in minutes on Thursday and a decision was then made to put an extra 10,000 tickets on sale which sold in seven minutes on Saturday. Previously, UFC 100 July 11 2009 headlined with Brock Lesnar Vs Frank Mir grand totalled $5,441,290

UFC 129 will feature a stacked fight card with George St. Pierre defending his Welterweight Championship against Jake Sheilds and a co-main event for the Featherweight Championship between Jose Aldo and Mark Hominick and a light heavyweight fight feature for Lyota Machida and Randy Couture.