UFC releases VIP tickets for 'St. Pierre vs Shields' event on April 30 in Toronto

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55,000.

That's how many tickets the UFC sold for the "St. Pierre vs Shields" event on April 30 in Toronto after some reconfiguring to meet the extreme demand from Canadian fight fans.

That works out to a more than $11 million gate, shattering the previous record for an MMA event.

But the UFC is not stopping there.

Officials announced three separate VIP ticket packages available for purchase at UFC.com, with prices ranging from $600 (Fan Experience) to $1,000 (Superfan VIP) to the all inclusive package for $5,000 (Ultimate VIP).

Each respective package includes:

Fan Experience ($600):
First access to seating at UFC 129 weigh-in with VIP entrance to no-wait line
2 event T-shirts
2 fight posters
2 fight programs
2 two-day UFC Fan Expo passes
2 front row center riser seats

Superfan VIP Package ($1,000):
2 fight posters
2 event t-shirts
2 fight programs
Photo in UFC 129 fight Octagon
2 two-day UFC Fan Expo passes
First access to seating at UFC 129 weigh-ins with VIP entrance to no-wait line
2 front row center riser seats

Ultimate VIP Package ($5,000):
2 event t-shirts
1 authenticated event poster autographed by all fighters on the card
2 fight programs
Photo in UFC 129 fight Octagon
Backstage tour at Rogers Centre
Meet and greet with select fighters at UFC Fan Expo
2 two-day UFC Fan Expo passes
2 reserved seats in the first row to UFC 129 weigh-ins with VIP entrace to no-wait line
2 floor seats located on fighter walk-out section

Lots of goodies to obtain ... if you've got the coin to shell out, of course. Anyone reaching for their checkbooks to take advantage of these offers?

UFC 129 is set to feature a main event between Canada's own Georges St. Pierre, defending his welterweight title against fresh challenger -- and former Elite XC and Strikeforce champion -- Jake Shields.

The mega-event will also include "Father Time" Randy Couture, defying the odds once again to take on Karate master Lyoto Machida.

For the current UFC 129 fight card and line up click here.

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