CONOR McGregor not only made history in UFC’s New York debut last Saturday (Sunday, Manila time). The first fighter to hold two championship belts, featherweight and lightweight after his knockout win over Eddie Alvarez, also helped the world’s biggest mixed martial arts company break records with the numbers generated by the stacked fight card held at Madison Square Garden.
With three title fights headlined by McGregor, UFC 205 lived up to its billing as the company’s most prestigious fight card to date with all three championship battles wowing the crowd both inside the Garden and around the world.
One thing, though, that McGregor failed to break is his own record for the most pay-per-view buys in UFC history, which is held by UFC 196 card bannered by the first McGregor-Nate Diaz encounter, according to company president Dana White.
Still, UFC 205 managed to set new records for the company. The gate made a killing at $17.7 million, the highest not just in the UFC but also for Madison Square Garden. Even the weigh-in drew a record crowd of 15,480 people. Here are other numbers to show just how well UFC 205 performed: