UFC 162 officially draws 12,964 attendance for $4.826 million live gate


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UFC 162 earlier this month officially drew an attendance of 12,964 for a live gate of $4,826,450.

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 12,399 for a live gate of $4.862 million.

The live gate figure puts the event in third place for the UFC all-time at MGM Grand Garden Arena, trailing UFC 148 and UFC 66.

UFC 162 took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and the main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. In the headliner, Chris Weidman upset longtime middleweight champion Anderson Silva to become the new middleweight champion. Weidman knocked Silva out in the second round – after Silva taunted him and toyed with him.

The two are scheduled to return to MGM Grand Garden Arena in December to headline UFC 168 in a rematch.

For UFC 162, 10,157 tickets were sold, while 2,807 “comp” tickets were issued. A total of 798 tickets went unsold. The average paid ticket price was $475.18, a sharp increase from May’s UFC 160 event at MGM Grand Garden Arena, which had an average paid ticket price of 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 162 (Silva vs. Weidman): $4,826,450 (14,272)
  4. UFC 91 (Couture vs. Lesnar): $4,815,675 (14,272)
  5. UFC 71 (Liddell vs. Jackson): $4,304,000 (14,728)
  6. UFC 94 (St. Pierre vs. Penn II): $4,290,000 (14,885)
  7. UFC 116 (Lesnar vs. Carwin): $4,053,990 (12,740)

For more on UFC 162, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

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