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Biggest live gates in UFC history

Conor McGregor's rise atop the UFC has produced some of the biggest nights in the promotions history, including the three richest US gates yet. With another big night expected this July at UFC 200, here are the top 10 MMA gate totals. (Gate totals via NSAC and UFC)

10. UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier

UFC 187 Gate: $5,189,623 Date: May 23, 2015
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UFC 187

Gate: $5,189,623

Date: May 23, 2015

Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Main event: Anthony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier for light heavyweight championship

Winner: Cormier

Method: Submission at 2:39 of Round 3

Co-main event: Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort for middleweight championship

Winner: Weidman

Method: TKO at 2:53 of Round 1

9. UFC 66: Liddel vs. Ortiz II

UFC 66 Gate: $5,397,300 Date: Dec. 30, 2006
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UFC 66

Gate: $5,397,300

Date: Dec. 30, 2006

Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Main event: Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz II for the Light Heavyweight championship

Winner: Liddell

Method: TKO at 3:59 of Round 3

8. UFC 167: St. Pierre vs. Hendricks

UFC 167 Gate: $5,759,350 Date: Nov. 16, 2013
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UFC 167

Gate: $5,759,350

Date: Nov. 16, 2013

Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Main event: Georges St. Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks for welterweight championship

Winner: St. Pierre

Method: Split decision

7. UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva II

UFC 168 Gate: $6,238,792 Date: Dec. 28, 2013
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UFC 168

Gate: $6,238,792

Date: Dec. 28, 2013

Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Main event: Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva II for middleweight championship

Winner: Weidman

Method: TKO at 1:16 of Round 2

Co-main event: Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate II for bantamweight championship

Winner: Rousey

Method: Submission at 0:58 of Round 2

6. UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm

UFC 193 Gate: $6,800,000 Date: Nov. 15, 2015
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UFC 193

Gate: $6,800,000

Date: Nov. 15, 2015

Location: Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia

Main event: Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm for bantamweight championship

Winner: Holm

Method: KO at 0:59 of Round 2

Co-main event: Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Valerie Letourneau for strawweight championship

Winner: Jedrzejczyk

Method: Unanimous decision

5. UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II

UFC 148 Gate: $6,901,655 Date: July 7, 2012
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UFC 148

Gate: $6,901,655

Date: July 7, 2012

Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Main event: Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen II for middleweight championship

Winner: Silva

Method: TKO at 1:55 of Round 2

4. UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor

UFC 189 Gate: $7,201,648 Date: July 11, 2015
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UFC 189

Gate: $7,201,648

Date: July 11, 2015

Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Main event: Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor for interim featherweight championship

Winner: McGregor

Method: TKO at 4:57 of Round 2

Co-main event: Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald for welterweight championship

Winner: Lawler

Method: TKO at 1:00 of Round 5

3. UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz

UFC 196 Gate: $8,100,000 Date: March 5, 2016
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UFC 196

Gate: $8,100,000

Date: March 5, 2016

Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Main event: Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz

Winner: Diaz

Method: Submission at 4:12 of Round 2

Co-main event: Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate for bantamweight championship

Winner: Tate

Method: Submission at 3:30 of Round 5

2. UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor

UFC 194 Gate: $10,006,249 Date: Dec. 12, 2015
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UFC 194

Gate: $10,006,249

Date: Dec. 12, 2015

Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Main event: Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor for featherweight championship

Winner: McGregor

Method: KO at 0:13 of Round 1

Co-main event: Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold for middleweight championship

Winner: Rockhold

Method: TKO at 3:12 of Round 4

1. UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields

UFC 129 Gate: $12,075,000 Date: April 30, 2011
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UFC 129

Gate: $12,075,000

Date: April 30, 2011

Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto

Main event: Georges St. Pierre vs. Jake Shields for welterweight championship

Winner: St. Pierre

Method: Unanimous decision

Co-main event: Jose Aldo vs. Mark Hominick for featherweight championship

Winner: Aldo

Method: Unanimous decision

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