mgm-grand-garden-arena.jpgThis past month’s UFC 168 officially drew an attendance of 15,650 for a live gate of $6,238,792.50.

Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer on Monday released the figures to MMAjunkie. UFC 168 took place Dec. 28 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena and aired live on pay-per-view, FOX Sports 1 and MMAjunkie.

The official tally makes the pay-per-view card the second highest-grossing MMA event at the box office in Nevada, according to an official list compiled by the NSAC. UFC 148, which took place July 7, 2012, at the same venue, drew a 15,104 attendance figure and a $6,901,655 live gate.

UFC 168 featured a middleweight title rematch between champ Chris Weidman and former kingpin Anderson Silva, who broke his leg in the second round of the fight and lost via TKO. The event’s co-feature saw women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey defend her title in a rematch with ex-Strikeforce champ Miesha Tate.

For UFC 168, 14,574 tickets were sold, while 1,076 “comp” tickets were issued. No tickets went unsold. The average paid ticket price was $428.07.

Initial box office estimates from the UFC were reported at $6.2 million on an attendance of 15,650.

The MGM Grand Garden Arena’s all-time top UFC gates as compiled by MMAjunkie include:

  1. UFC 148 (Silva vs. Sonnen II): $6,901,655 gate (15,104 attendance)
  2. UFC 168 (Weidman vs. Silva II): $6,238,792 gate (15,650)
  3. UFC 167 (St-Pierre vs. Hendricks): $5,759,350 gate (14,856)
  4. UFC 66 (Liddell vs. Ortiz II): $5,397,300 (13,761)
  5. UFC 162 (Silva vs. Weidman): $4,826,450 (14,272)
  6. UFC 91 (Couture vs. Lesnar): $4,815,675 (14,272)
  7. UFC 71 (Liddell vs. Jackson): $4,304,000 (14,728)
  8. UFC 94 (St. Pierre vs. Penn II): $4,290,000 (14,885)
  9. UFC 116 (Lesnar vs. Carwin): $4,053,990 (12,740)

For more on UFC 168, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

The Ultimate Fighter 24: Ep. 9 Preview

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

The quarterfinals are officially underway, and after Alexandre Pantoja got a win over Kai Kara-France a week ago, the next matchup will pit one of Team Benavidez's top picks - Hiromasa Ogikubo - agai read news >>

Miesha Tate Announces Her Retirement at UFC 205 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 24 days ago
  • 35 views

Miesha Tate has been fighting for the past decade, but she's had enough. read news >>

UFC 205 draws 20,427 fans in New York City debut, smashes gate record with $17.7 million

  • 24 days ago
  • 10 views

NEW YORK – Saturday’s UFC 205 event drew an announced attendance of 20,427 and a live gate of $17.7, which shattered the UFC’s previous live gate record and set a new venue record for Madison Square read news >>

Storming off stage? Dana White clarifies Ronda Rousey's quick exit after UFC 207 face-off

  • 23 days ago
  • 155 views

This past week former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey made a rare appearance during a face-off with upcoming UFC 207 opponent and current titleholder Amanda Nunes. She then appeared to read news >>

Keri Melendez Carries the Weight of Expectation into Her MMA Debut | MMAWeekly.com

  • 22 days ago
  • 19 views

It’s safe to say that over the past year, few fighters have had the level of expectations placed upon them that Keri Melendez has. read news >>

Ryan Bader and Rogerio Nogueira Talk Rematch, Six Years in the Making (video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 22 days ago
  • 7 views

Ryan Bader and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira talk about the past and their first fight six years ago, as well as the future and what they see happening this time. read news >>

OK, UFC 205 was huge, but it didn't break all the records

  • 21 days ago
  • 101 views

This past weekend’s UFC 205 event was a big one, based on numerous metrics. But it didn’t break all the records.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Conor McGregor Says He Wants $100M to Fight Floyd Mayweather

  • 21 days ago
  • 36 views

Conor McGregor is demanding a $100 million payday to box Floyd Mayweather Jr. and has said the retired 49-0 veteran is "afraid of a real fight" as the pair continue their war of words. TMZ Sports cap read news >>

Despite past accusations, Gegard Mousasi says Lyoto Machida's USADA suspension 'a little bit too much'

  • 19 days ago
  • 36 views

BELFAST, Northern Ireland – Gegard Mousasi has made plenty of strong statements about Lyoto Machida in the past. However, even he thinks the recent 18-month suspension handed out to the former UFC li read news >>

Adam Piccolotti Eyes Bellator 165 Opportunity to Continue Climbing the Ranks | MMAWeekly.com

  • 19 days ago
  • 9 views

Following a rough time around his fight in May, Adam Piccolotti is eyeing Bellator 165 as an opportunity to continue climbing the lightweight ranks. read news >>