UFC 162 may not have pulled in as many pay-per-view buys as the promotion thought it might, following the historic July 6th night, but the card did draw an impressive gate as expected.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official figures for the event, which was hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena. According to the commission’s numbers, 12, 964 people were in attendance for UFC 162, to generate a gate of $4,826,450. That makes the event the third highest, grossing MMA card to be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
According to a report from MMA Junkie.com, the only cards that have generated higher gates at the venue are UFC 148 and UFC 66.
Of the 12, 964 people there, 10,157 had paid for tickets, and 2,807 fans received complimentary passes. 798 went unsold.
UFC 162 saw Chris Weidman end Anderson Silva’s historic reign as middleweight champ with a left hook in the second round, and in the co-main-event, Frankie Edgar outscored Charles Oliveira for the unanimous decision win.
Silva and Weidman are scheduled to meet for a second time at UFC 168 on December 28th.
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