UFC 168 draws reported 15,650 attendance for $6.2 million live gate


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mgm-grand-garden-arena.jpgLAS VEGAS – Saturday night’s UFC 168 event drew an announced attendance of 15,650 and a live gate of $6.2 million.

The attendance was a new UFC record at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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

UFC 168 took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena and featured a a pair of title fights atop the bill. Middleweight champion Chris Weidman put his belt on the line for the first time against the man he took it from, Anderson Silva. And women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey rematched Miesha Tate.

The main event ended in shocking fashion when Silva broke his leg when Weidman checked a hard kick. And Rousey had to go out of the first round for the first time in her career, but still got an armbar finish of Tate in the third.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission will verify the figures and is expected to release an official tally next week.

While the number of “comp” or free tickets was not revealed, the figures represent an average revenue of $396.17 per ticket issued.

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 168 (Weidman vs. Silva II): $6.2 million gate (15,650)
  3. UFC 167 (St-Pierre vs. Hendricks): $5,759,350 gate (14,856)
  4. UFC 66 (Liddell vs. Ortiz II): $5,397,300 (13,761)
  5. UFC 162 (Silva vs. Weidman): $4,826,450 (14,272)
  6. UFC 91 (Couture vs. Lesnar): $4,815,675 (14,272)
  7. UFC 71 (Liddell vs. Jackson): $4,304,000 (14,728)
  8. UFC 94 (St. Pierre vs. Penn II): $4,290,000 (14,885)
  9. UFC 116 (Lesnar vs. Carwin): $4,053,990 (12,740)

For complete coverage of UFC 168, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

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