Dana White Claims UFC 303 Gate Will Set Promotion Record at More Than $20 Million

UFC
May 13, 2024
According to UFC CEO Dana White, Conor McGregor’s return will set an all-time gate record for the Las Vegas-based promotion.

McGregor will face Michael Chandler in the UFC 303 main event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on June 29 as the culmination of International Fight Week. It will be the first fight since July 2021 for the UFC’s biggest star, and ticket sales seem to reflect a high level of interest in the former two-division champion.

“It’s already way over $20 million,” White said at the UFC on ESPN 56 post-fight press conference on Saturday.

To put that figure in perspective, the UFC has never held an event that produced a live gate of more than $20 million. However, McGregor has been attached to several of the promotion’s largest gates, including the previous record of $17.7 million set at UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York. At that event, McGregor defeated Eddie Alvarez in the headliner to capture the lightweight crown.

McGregor is also responsible for the No. 2 gate at UFC 229, which produced $17.1 million for his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018. UFC 300, which took place on April 13, brought in the third-highest gate at $16.5 millon. Expensive tickets — which include VIP packages exceeding $12,000 — also figure to play a significant role in the UFC 303 gate.

Reference: https://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Dana-White-Claims-UFC-303-Gate-Will-Set-Promotion-Record-at-More-Than-3620-Million-193665

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