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UFC 90 tickets near sellout crowd at Allstate Arena

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UFC 90 tickets for "Silva vs. Cote" at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., on October 25 are selling fast, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

In fact, more than 80 percent of the nearly 19,000 seats have been gobbled up for the first-ever UFC show in the Chicago area just hours after tickets went on sale. The gate, according to the report, has already topped the $2 million mark with "only about 3,000 of the higher-priced tickets remaining."

It’s not UFC 83: "Serra vs. St. Pierre 2" type movement, which sold out the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, during an exclusive presale, but it is impressive nonetheless.

The good news does not come as a surprise to UFC President Dana White.

Get UFC Tickets at StubHub!Here’s a snip mash:

''This is a bold statement in a town with the White Sox and Cubs and the Bears, but I guarantee you this will be the most exciting live sporting event you have ever seen. I can't explain it to you. You have to experience it. Chicago is the biggest pay-per-view market for us, and ratings for Spike TV's ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ reality show are huge in Chicago. We’re going to beat WrestleMania as the highest-grossing event ever at Rosemont."

For those who may have missed our post last month, here’s the UFC 90 tickets sales schedule:

UFC Fight Club presale: Friday, August 15 at 10 a.m. CT
UFC Newsletter presale: Sunday, August 17 at 10 a.m. CT
General ticket sale: Monday, August 18 at 10 a.m. CT

UFC 90 tickets can be purchased through REMEMBER: StubHub often has seats available even if the event is "sold out." That will likely come into play for this event.

To check out the latest UFC 90 card and fight rumors click here.

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