The UFC sold 13,621 tickets for UFC 167 earlier this month at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and with an average of $422.83 being paid per ticket that produced an overall gate of £5,759,350.
That’s the second biggest gate in the UFC’s history in the U.S, falling behind only UFC 148 which played host to the rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen and raked in an enormous $6,901,655.
A further 1,235 tickets were “comped” for the event, bringing the total attendance up to 14,856.
UFC 167 did of course feature a major welterweight title fight between Georges St.Pierre and Johny Hendricks which everyone had been clamoring to see, and luckily it did live up to expectations.
The show also had Chael Sonnen Vs Rashad Evans in the co-main event and served as the UFC’s 20th Anniversary celebration which added extra spice to the occasion.
The promotion should also see a strong gate next month for their final event of the year, UFC 168 which will play host to a rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman, also in Las Vegas.
Silva Vs Weidman’s first encounter earlier this year currently stands at the fourth biggest gate in the UFC’s history in the U.S, and given the level of interest in seeing whether long-time champion Silva can win back his title, there’s every chance UFC 168 will top that.