UFC 148 Earns A Live Gate of $7 Million, Draws 15,016 Attendees
"UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II" took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas
The recently concluded UFC 148 event drew 15,016 attendees and a live gate of $7 million, making it the highest earning UFC show held in the MGM Grand Garden Arena. UFC president Dana White announced the figures during post-event press conference.
The figures has still yet to be verified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. They will make an official tally, next week.
UFC 148’s gate figure has surpassed UFC 66, which was headlined by Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, back in 2006, which garnered $5.4 million with an attendance of 13,761.
“UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II” was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It showcased the second-round TKO victory of Anderson Silva over nemesis, Chael Sonnen. While UFC Hall of Fame awardee, Tito Ortiz lost to his contender Forrest Griffin via a unanimous decision, in his retirement bout.
Check out MGM Grand Garden Arena’s all-time top UFC gates below:
1. UFC 148 (Silva vs. Sonnen II): $7 million gate (15,016 attendance)
2. UFC 66 (Liddell vs. Ortiz II): $5,397,300 gate (13,761 attendance)
3. UFC 91 (Couture vs. Lesnar): $4,815,675 (14,272)
4. UFC 71 (Liddell vs. Jackson): $4,304,000 (14,728)
5. UFC 94 (St. Pierre vs. Penn II): $4,290,000 (14,885)
6. UFC 116 (Lesnar vs. Carwin): $4,053,990 (12,740)