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Official ‘UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman’ Numbers Released

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
July 25th, 2013
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UFC Middleweight Anderson Silva

According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, 12,964 fans packed the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on July 6 to witness “UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman.”

The Fourth of July weekend event garnered a live gate of $4,826,450.

Of the 12,964 folks in attendance, the NSAC reports 10,157 fans paid to enter the venue, while 2,807 people received complimentary tickets.

There were 798 unsold seats.

The official numbers are nearly identical to what UFC president Dana White reported during the UFC 162 post-fight press conference. White initially said 12,399 fans had packed the arena, generating $4.862 million at the door.

The pay-per-view’s featured attraction showcased a middleweight title tilt between now-former champ Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman. Weidman overcame his 2-to-1 underdog status to knockout “The Spider” and steal his crown.

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