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 ( 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.

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