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UFC 91: Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar Made $50 Million in Total Revenue for UFC

The Brock Lesnar-Randy Couture main event at UFC 91 was hyped as the biggest fight in MMA history. According to a report out today, it was also the most lucrative.

Dave Meltzer of reports that UFC 91 did just a shade over 1 million pay-per-view buys, and that the pay-per-view revenue combined with the take from ticket sales at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas would make for a total of just over $50 million.

Meltzer also reports that Couture made $2.6 million for the fight and Lesnar slightly less than that. Although that's far off what top boxers make (Oscar De La Hoya made well over $20 million for his fight with Manny Pacquiao, who made more than $10 million), it is a sign of the increasing financial strength of MMA and its top fighters.

(via Bloody Elbow)

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