UFC 165 draws reported 15,504 attendance for $1.9 million live gate


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

TORONTO – Saturday night’s UFC 165 event drew an announced attendance of 15,504 and a live gate of $1.9 million.

UFC President Dana White announced the figures at the night’s post-event news conference, which MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) attended.

UFC 165 took place at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and Facebook. The event featured a light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson. After five back-and-forth rounds, Jones retained his title by unanimous decision – but both fighters had to go to the hospital after the fight. .

The UFC visited Air Canada Centre a year ago for UFC 152, also headlined by Jones in a successful title defense against Vitor Belfort. That card drew an announced 16,800 fans for a gate that also hit $1.9 million. At UFC 140 in December 2011 – another Jones title defense, that time against Lyoto Machida – 18,303 fans and a live gate of $3.9 million were announced.

While the number of “comp” or free tickets was not revealed, the figures represent an average revenue of $122.55 per ticket issued.

For complete coverage of UFC 165, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

view original article >>

Related News

  • 17 days ago
  • 19 views

LAS VEGAS – Saturday night’s UFC 175 event drew an announced attendance of 10,088 and a live gate of $4.4 million.Filed under: News, UFC more

  • 25 days ago
  • 21 views

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 43 event drew an announced attendance of 8,098 and a live gate of $1.04 million New Zealand dollars, which is the equivalent of nearly $913,000 US.Filed under: News more

  • 24 days ago
  • 6 views

SAN ANTONIO – Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night 44 event drew an announced attendance of 9,227 and a live gate of $728,358.Filed under: News, UFC more

  • 16 days ago
  • 21 views

LAS VEGAS – Sunday night’s TUF 19 Finale event drew an announced attendance of 6,500 and a live gate of $835,000. Filed under: News, UFC more

  • 6 days ago
  • 6 views

ATLANTIC CITY – Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 45 event drew an announced attendance of 4,115, though UFC officials said a live gate figure was not available immediately following the card.Filed under: News, UFC more

  • 29 days ago
  • 69 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Fight Pass this weekend (Sat., June 28, 2014) with UFC Fight Night 43: "Te Huna vs. Marquardt" from inside Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. Get complete, official results and real-time fight coverage starting at 2 a.m. ET (Fri. night into Sat. morning) below. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is getting ready to kick off the first of two mixed martial arts (MMA) events on the same day, starting with UFC Fight Night 43: "Te Huna vs. Marquar more

  • 28 days ago
  • 34 views

There's a double header of UFC content again this week, although this one is spaced far more apart than the previous attempt. We'll have a show from New Zealand in the very early morning here stateside followed by a Fox Sports 1 show headlined by a featherweight clash between Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens. There are a few other decent fights sprinkled in between the two cards. Glory 17 and Last Man Standing (technically speaking, two different shows) are in the books. Artem Levin looks to simp more

  • 27 days ago
  • 66 views

There are far bigger, more relevant fighters to main event a mixed martial arts card than James Te Huna and Nate "The Great" Marquardt. However, when it comes to sheer desperation, Te Huna and Marquardt should have plenty. Both men are on a losing streak and can ill-afford another loss. That dynamic could make the feature bout of UFC Fight Night 43 in New Zealand a smashing affair. This card will be exclusively broadcast Saturday, June 28, on UFC Fight Pass. Click here for details. UFC Fight Nig more

  • 27 days ago
  • 47 views

Dan Henderson may eventually return to the middleweight division, but the UFC light heavyweight said it’s not a done deal.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more