UFC 148 posterThe Nevada State Athletic Commission released the official gate receipt and attendance figures following UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II on Saturday.

15,016 spectators filled the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to witness Anderson “The Spider” Siva dispatch of rival Chael Sonnen in the second round by technical knockout in the main event.

The gate receipts from the event totaled $7 million.

The co-main event of the card featured former light heavyweight titleholders Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz.  Ortiz announced his retirement prior to the match up.  Griffin would defeat Ortiz by unanimous decision and end their trilogy and Ortiz’ fighting career.

The eleven-fight card was the most anticipated UFC event in recent memory.

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