The official attendance for “UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin” was released today by the Vancouver Athletic Commission. Fortunately for the UFC, the numbers were slightly higher than what was announced at the post-fight press conference.
MMAJunkie obtained the figures from the commission earlier today.
In all, there were 17,669 fans in attendance – with 1,296 of those tickets being comped and 1,752 “suite” tickets issued. UFC president Dana White had originally said 17,000 fans packed GM Place in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
The event raked in $4,221,787 at the box office for the 14,621 tickets that were sold.
Despite suffering a broken left arm early in the bout, Rich Franklin knocked out Chuck Liddell in the card’s featured attraction. The scrap likely marked Liddell’s last professional contest.
With the win, Franklin moves forward in his quest for a serious run at the 205-pound title, which is currently held by Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.