UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II was billed as the biggest event in UFC history, and the numbers released by the Nevada Athletic Commission back that up. The card went down from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday night.
The commission released the official gate and attendance totals, with the gate receipts bringing in $7 million and the attendance checking in at 15,016. Exact numbers should be available early next week.
In terms of all-time MGM Grand Garden UFC events, this one is atop the list (compiled by MMAjunkie.com). It surpasses UFC 66, which featured the second meeting between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz. That event drew just under $5.4 million and had 13,761 in attendance.
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