<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=333454" target="_blank"> UFC 129 brings $40 million in revenue to Toronto </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=333454" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=60&q=75&x=31&y=30&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=ufc-129-poster.jpg" /></a> <strong class="ArticleSource">[thestar.com]</strong> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <blockquote>
Days before Canadian superstar Georges St-Pierre won his bout at UFC 129 at the Rogers Centre last April, a unanimous decision was already in among Toronto business owners like Carlos Gavilanes about the true victor of the bloody cage match: the cash register.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship went the distance for Toronto tourism and for local businesses, which took in an estimated $40 million from the most successful fight night in UFC history.
“We were completely sold out. It was our busiest night so far,” said Gavilanes of his new sports grill location