Diaz’s win over B.J. Penn at UFC 137 earned more than $3.9 Million.
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The Nevada State Athletic Commission Thursday confirmed the live
viewership figures for UFC
137, announcing that the Oct. 29 event was attended by 10,313
spectators for a live gate of $3,900,650.
NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer emailed Sherdog.com the figures
on Thursday morning. Of the total spectators in attendance, 8,179
purchased tickets while an additional 2,134 attendees were provided
complimentary admission. A total of 409 tickets remained that were
neither sold nor comped.
Held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, UFC 137 was
headlined by a bloody welterweight battle between Nick Diaz and
Penn. Diaz used his superior reach to stifle the former
two-division world champion, keeping Penn at distance and
assaulting him with hundreds of punches en route to a unanimous
The venue also provided a closed-circuit feed of the event, which
was attended by 723 patrons and drew a gate of $26,150. In all, 523
attendees paid for their admission, while 200 tickets were comped.
A total of 2,081 tickets for the closed-circuit feed went unused.