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mgm-grand-garden-arena.jpgLAS VEGAS – Saturday night’s UFC 167 event drew an announced attendance of 14,856 and a live gate of $5.7 million.

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

UFC 167 took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and featured a welterweight title fight between champion Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks in the pay-per-view headliner. In a controversial split decision, St-Pierre defended his belt. After the fight, White said he believes Hendricks won the fight – and lashed out at the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the judging in the bout.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission will verify the figures and is expected to release an official tally next week. But right now, the gate would be the second highest UFC event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, trailing behind UFC 148 and its $6.9 million show.

While the number of “comp” or free tickets was not revealed, the figures represent an average revenue of $383.63 per ticket issued.

The MGM Grand Garden Arena’s all-time top UFC gates as compiled by MMAjunkie include:

  1. UFC 148 (Silva vs. Sonnen II): $6,901,655 gate (15,104 attendance)
  2. UFC 167 (St-Pierre vs. Hendricks): $5,700,000 (14,856 attendance)
  3. UFC 66 (Liddell vs. Ortiz II): $5,397,300 (13,761 attendance)
  4. UFC 162 (Silva vs. Weidman): $4,826,450 (14,272)
  5. UFC 91 (Couture vs. Lesnar): $4,815,675 (14,272)
  6. UFC 71 (Liddell vs. Jackson): $4,304,000 (14,728)
  7. UFC 94 (St. Pierre vs. Penn II): $4,290,000 (14,885)
  8. UFC 116 (Lesnar vs. Carwin): $4,053,990 (12,740)

For complete coverage of UFC 167, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

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