UFC 129 sells 55,000 tickets for $11 million gate for 'St. Pierre vs Shields' event on April 30

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42,000? Try 55,000.

That's how many tickets the UFC sold for the UFC 129: "St. Pierre vs Shields" event in Toronto after some reconfiguring to meet the extreme demand from Canadian fight fans, according to MMAFighting.com.

In addition, although it was already expected to break the previous gate record set at UFC 66 with $5.4 million, it turns out the gate will reach $11 million, the first MMA event ever to pull off that feat.

The previous standard bearer, in terms of attendance, was UFC 124: "St. Pierre vs. Koscheck" in Montreal, which drew 23,152 to the Bell Centre on December 11, 2010.

In short, GSP + Canada = Mega-hit.

Georges St. Pierre continues to be one of the biggest stars in the history of MMA and it's only getting bigger. If he can get past Jake Shields at UFC 129 on April 30 in Toronto, company President Dana White has stated he will finally set up a superfight between the welterweight champion and Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva.

Expect potentially record-breaking numbers if that fight happens.

In the meantime, UFC 129 will become the flag bearer and it features GSP defending his strap against Jake Shields in the main event while newly minted organization Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo will defend his title against Mark Hominick in the co-featured fight of the evening.

Randy Couture will also be on the card when he takes on "The Dragon" Lyoto Machida.

Do we have any Maniacs that managed to snag a ticket? Or is anyone planning on finagling their way into the biggest show ever?

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