MMA News

UFC 148 Breaks U.S. Live Gate Record, Earning $6.9 Million

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva at UFC 148

Anderson Silva celebrates UFC 148 victory

UFC 148 draws attendance of 15K for record-breaking live gate

UFC 148 drew 15,104 in attendance for a live gate of $6,901,655, falling just short of the originally reported $7 million.

Regardless, the 6.9 million figure officially set the record for the live gate of a mixed martial arts event in the United States.

The event took place on July 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and was touted as the biggest card of the summer, as well as one of the biggest sporting events.

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva met nemesis Chael Sonnen in the card’s highly-anticipated main event rematch, earning a second round technical knockout stoppage victory.

In total, just short of 90 percent of the 15,168 available tickets were sold, while an additional 1,498 were comped. By the night’s end, only 64 tickets were not purchased.

Check out all our UFC 148 news

From Around the Web

Eligible Entries must be subscribed to Heavy's "Top 5 Things You Need to Know Today" newsletter & CBS Mancave's Newsletter on date of drawing.
Read the sweepstakes rules here.

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,265 other followers