UFC Liverpool Produces Record-Breaking Gate

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Stephen Thompson kicks Darren Till - UFC Liverpool
Stephen Thompson kicks Darren Till - UFC Liverpool

The Ultimate Fighting Championship's first trip to Liverpool, England, may not have produced the barnburner of a fight that the main event promised, but it did set records at the gate.

Hometown hero Darren Till led the charge on Liverpool with a headliner that pitted him against the UFC's top welterweight contender in Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson. The two are phenomenal strikers, but didn't quite deliver the fireworks that were expected.

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Echo Arena in Liverpool, England
Echo Arena in Liverpool, England

They did, however, pull a record setting crowd to Echo Arena in Liverpool. 

“The gate was $1.3 million. It’s the highest grossing sporting event in the arena’s history," UFC president Dana White said after the event, noting that 8,520 attended the event.

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Till and Thompson traded shots throughout, but even though it appeared that Thompson was out-striking the Liverpudlian a bit, Till walked away with a unanimous decision on the scorecards.

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