Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman UFC 162 staredownUFC 168 takes place on Dec. 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and features the highly anticipated rematch between middleweight champion Chris Weidman and former titleholder Anderson Silva.

UFC president Dana White revealed during the UFC Fight Night 32 post-fight press conference on Saturday night that UFC 168 has already garnered a $5.6 million gate, ranking it as one of the biggest events in the promotion’s 20-year history.

“Anderson is gonna fight Chris Weidman on Dec. 28 in Las Vegas and it is gonna be the biggest fight we’ve ever done,” said White. “That gate is already at like $5.6 million and the pay-per-view is gonna be huge. It’s gonna be a massive event and whoever wins, yes, will fight Vitor Belfort, unless something crazy happens and somebody gets hurt.”

The largest gate in UFC history was UFC 129, which took place at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on April 30, 2011. The event featured welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre facing Jake Shields and brought in a staggering $12,075,000 gate.

The biggest gate in the U.S. is UFC 148, which featured Anderson Silva putting his middleweight title on the line against Chael Sonnen for the second time. That event was also held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and did $6,901,655 in gate receipts.

UFC 168 also features the battle of The Ultimate Fighter 18 coaches, bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and former Strikeforce titleholder Miesha Tate.

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