The UFC landed in San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday for UFC on Fuel TV 4, smack in the middle of Strikeforce’s home turf.

The fighters on the card, headlined by Mark Munoz vs. Chris Weidman, delivered a solid line-up of fights, but being a midweek made-for-TV fight card, it did little to generate the same level of excitement at the box office.

UFC on Fuel TV 4: Munoz vs. Weidman pulled in an attendance of 4,250 for a live gate of $163,495, according to UFC president Dana White, who said that he wasn’t disappointed with the midweek numbers.

“We’re gonna have days that are in the middle of the week. These are TV fights,” said White at the post-fight press conference.

“It was a great event here tonight. It was for Fuel. On a Wednesday in the middle of the day to do a $163,000 gate is good.”

Of course, by UFC standards, those are not blockbuster numbers, quite the opposite. And given that the market is in California, which is a bastion of MMA talent, and San Jose having a history with Strikeforce, White is still a little baffled that they didn’t do better.

“This market does surprise me a little. There’s a lot of money in this market,” he said, explaining that an acquaintance of his at Apple wrote it off to it being a “computer geek area.”

“I don’t know,” said White, adding, “We’re gonna keep coming here. It’s not gonna keep us away from here.”

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