UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort drew an official gate of $3,605,725 on ticket sales of 9,667 on Feb. 5 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, according to figures released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday.
The final tally on attendance for UFC 126 was 10,893, the same as what was announced on the night of the fights. The NSAC confirmed there was a total of 1,226 complimentary tickets handed out for the event and 18 tickets left unsold.
Those numbers are in line with last year’s Super Bowl weekend event, UFC 109, which drew a total attendance of 10,753 with gate receipts totaling $2,273,000.
The gate for UFC 126 was significantly higher because there were less complimentary tickets handed out for the event. UFC 109 had 3,321 complimentary attendees, nearly three times that of UFC 126.
The UFC also held a closed circuit viewing at Mandalay Bay, which accounted for 2,289 tickets sold and an additional $45,100 in revenue.
Anderson Silva defended his UFC middleweight championship with a stunning first-round knockout of Vitor Belfort in the evening’s main event.
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