This past month’s UFC 160 officially drew an attendance of 12,380 for a live gate of $2,942,365.

Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer on Thursday released the figures to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

Officials initially announced an estimated attendance of 11,089 for a live gate of $2.942 million.

UFC 160, the promotion’s annual Memorial Day weekend card, took place May 25 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and featured a heavyweight title fight between champion Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva. Velasquez dominated “Bigfoot” to earn a quick first-round TKO for his first defense of the title he reclaimed from Junior dos Santos in December at UFC 155.

The figures are short of the MGM Grand Garden Arena’s best UFC attendance and live gate figures and down from 2012's UFC 146 Memorial Day weekend card, which also featured a heavyweight title fight – and an all-heavyweight main card. UFC 146 drew 14,674 fans for a live gate of more than $3.4 million.

For UFC 160, 10,075 tickets were sold, while 2,305 “comp” tickets were issued. A total of 1,403 tickets went unsold. The average paid ticket price was $216.97.

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

  1. UFC 148 (Silva vs. Sonnen II): $6,901,655 gate (15,104 attendance)
  2. UFC 66 (Liddell vs. Ortiz II): $5,397,300 (13,761 attendance)
  3. UFC 91 (Couture vs. Lesnar): $4,815,675 (14,272)
  4. UFC 71 (Liddell vs. Jackson): $4,304,000 (14,728)
  5. UFC 94 (St. Pierre vs. Penn II): $4,290,000 (14,885)
  6. UFC 116 (Lesnar vs. Carwin): $4,053,990 (12,740)

For the latest on UFC 160, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

UFC on FOX 15 draws announced 13,306 fans for $1.2 million gate

  • 2 hours ago
  • 1 views

NEWARK, N.J. – Saturday’s UFC on FOX 15 event drew an announced attendance of 13,306 for a live gate of $1.2 million.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 62 draws announced 7,707 fans in Rio de Janeiro

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

RIO DE JANEIRO – Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 62 event drew an announced attendance of 7,707 in Brazil.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 62 medical suspensions: Ryan LaFlare gets six-month term on sideline

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 views

Six fighters from this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 62 event could be on the shelf for as long as a half-year.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 64 draws 10,000 fans for $720,000 live gate

  • 7 days ago
  • 3 views

Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 64 event drew an announced attendance of 10,000 for a live gate of $720,000.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC: Rousey plans to to embarrass Correia in her own back yard

  • 28 days ago
  • 19 views

UFC women's bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey discusses her upcoming title defense against top contender, Bethe Correia. In women's MMA, the buck stops with Ronda Rousey. She is the bantamweight ch read news >>

‘Shogun’ Rua vs. ‘Minotouro’ Nogueira official for UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

The UFC has officially announced a rematch between Mauricio Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira for the upcoming pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro. Headlined by a championship bout between Ronda Rous read news >>

UFC Fight Night 62: Maia vs. LaFlare live results, discussion, play by play

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

Live fight results from tonight's UFC event in Brazil featuring Demian Maia vs. Ryan LaFlare. Join us tonight on Bloody Elbow for live results, detailed play-by-play and spirited discussion as the UF read news >>

UFC Rio Maia vs. LaFlare 6th Round

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

Kid Nate & Zane Simon look back at tonight's UFC Fight Night Rio featuring Ryan LaFlare vs. Demian Maia. read news >>

Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum staredown pic, video from UFC 188 media day

  • 25 days ago
  • 21 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight kingpin Cain Velasquez came face-to-face with interim titleholder Fabricio Werdum (again) at the UFC 188 media day earlier this week inside the Four S read news >>