BOSTON – Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night 26 event drew an announced attendance of 12,539 and a live gate of $1.53 million.

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

UFC Fight Night 26 took place at TD Garden in Boston, and featured a light heavyweight main event between former champion Mauricio Rua and former two-division title challenger Chael Sonnen. The event was the UFC’s first on the new FOX Sports 1 cable network, which debuted on Saturday.

In the main event, Sonnen submitted Rua in the first round. In the co-main event, Travis Browne knocked out Alistair Overeem with a head kick in the first round.

The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission is expected to verify the figures and release official totals in the coming days.

While the number of “comp” or free tickets was not revealed, the figures represent an average revenue of $122.02 per ticket issued.

UFC Fight Night 26 was the promotion’s second visit to Boston. In August 2010, the UFC 118 pay-per-view headlined by a lightweight title rematch between then-champion Frankie Edgar and former champ B.J. Penn drew 14,168 fans for a $2.8 million live gate. That event was accompanied by the UFC’s first Fan Expo on the East Coast.

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 26, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic Draws Record Attendance Numbers from Brazil

  • 12 days ago
  • 11 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship took the octagon to Curitiba, Brazil on Saturday for UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic. read news >>

Chael Sonnen Turns Promoter, Launches “Submission Underground” Grappling Event

  • 7 days ago
  • 8 views

The news was announced on Wednesday that former UFC contender Chael Sonnen has turned to promoting. read news >>

Floyd Mayweather -- $50 Mil Offer to McGregor ... But No Deal Yet

  • 6 days ago
  • 1175 views

Floyd Mayweather has a $50 MILLION offer out to Conor McGregor, sources tell TMZ Sports ... but it's going to take a lot more to seal the deal. We're… read news >>

UFC Light Heavyweight James Te Huna Announces His Retirement from Fighting

  • 2 days ago
  • 34 views

Thirty-four-year-old UFC light heavyweight James Te Huna announced his retirement from mixed martial arts competition on Monday. read news >>

UFC and Wrestling Canada Lutte Announce Partnership

  • 29 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC® today announced a new partnership agreement with Wrestling Canada Lutte to actively promote amateur and Olympic wrestling throughout Canada. read news >>

Ulka Sasaki Replaces Retired Paddy Holohan at UFC Fight Night 87

  • 26 days ago
  • 18 views

Friday evening, the UFC announced that Japan's Ulka Sasaki will step in as Paddy Holohan's replacement against Willie Gates at UFC Fight Night 87. read news >>

UFC Renews Partnership with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation

  • 24 days ago
  • 8 views

UFC today announced the renewal of its partnership with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF). read news >>

UFC to Induct 2016 Hall of Fame Class Following UFC 200

  • 23 days ago
  • 26 views

UFC on Tuesday announced that it will induct its 2016 Hall of Fame class at the UFC Fan Expo following UFC 200. read news >>

Holly Holm Possible UFC on FOX 20 Headliner; Gilbert Melendez vs. Edson Barboza Announced

  • 22 days ago
  • 32 views

UFC on FOX 20 received a bout pitting Gilbert Melendez vs. Edson Barboza, and could also include Holly Holm and Anthony Johnson's next fights. read news >>

UFC to Return to Germany, Announces Hamburg Event Set for September 3

  • 19 days ago
  • 6 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that it will host an event in Hamburg, Germany on Sept. 3. read news >>