tom-wright-4.jpgBRISBANE, Australia – Friday night’s UFC Fight Night 33 event drew an announced attendance of 11,393 and a live gate of $1.785 million.

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

While the number of complimentary or “comp” tickets was not revealed, the figures represent a an average revenue of $156.68 generated per ticket issued.

UFC Fight Night 33 took place at Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Australia. The main card aired on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on FOX Sports 2 and MMAjunkie.

The main event was a heavyweight fight between Australia resident Mark Hunt and recent title challenger Antonio Silva. While it was expected to end quickly, the two sluggers showed incredible stamina and heart, lasting a full 25 minutes in one of the best heavyweight fights in UFC history.

UFC Fight Night 33 marked the company’s fifth event Down Under. The three largest crowds to attend a UFC card in Australia all took place in Sydney’s Acer Arena, a larger venue that the company used this weekend in the promotion’s first visit to Brisbane.

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 33, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

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