NEWARK, N.J. – Saturday’s “UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen” event drew a reported 15,227 attendees and generated a live gate of $2.7 million.
UFC president Dana White revealed the figures at the evening’s post-event press conference, which MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) attended.
Featuring a light-heavyweight championship fight between UFC champ Jon Jones and fellow “The Ultimate Fighter 17? coach Chael Sonnen, UFC 159 took place at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., and aired on pay-per-view.
The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board typically does not verify the figures.
The number of complimentary tickets issued for the show was not revealed, but the reported figures indicate the UFC generated an average revenue of $177.32 per ticket issued.
UFC 159's main card aired on pay-per-view while FX aired four preliminary-card bouts. An additional two preliminary-card fights also streamed live on Facebook.
UFC 159 marks the second-largest live gate ever reported by the UFC in the state of New Jersey.
The state’s all-time top UFC gates as compiled by MMAjunkie.com include:
* – Figures not verified by New Jersey State Athletic Control Board
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