UFC 168 gate second-best all time with $6.2 million from 14,574 tickets sold for 'Weidman vs Silva 2' on Dec. 28 in Las Vegas


The official numbers are in for UFC 168, and according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion once again pulled in its second-best haul of all time with it blockbuster year-end show.

Talk about going out with a bang.

UFC 168, which took place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on Dec. 28, 2013, tallied a live gate of $6,238,792.50 million -- the second best of all time -- according to official figures from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) released earlier today.

The final attendance of 15,650 was the result of 14,574 tickets sold and 1,076 complimentary tickets, while ZERO seats remained empty.

"Weidman vs. Silva" pay-per-view (PPV) event lands in the No. 2 spot, besting the recent UFC 167 offering, which featured the Swan Song (for now) of Welterweight champion George St-Pierre barely retaining his world title against Johny Hendricks ($5,759,350/14,856 final attendance), but falling below the monstrous second go-round between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen at UFC 148 ($6,901,655 gate/15,104 final attendance).

St-Pierre may actually not be the PPV king, with the main event rematch between Middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva getting major support from Women's Bantamweight champion -- and serious box office draw -- Ronda Rousey, who defended her crown in the co-main event against Miesha Tate.

Of course, all eyes were on Weidman, who shocked the mixed martial arts (MMA) world with a knockout of Silva at UFC 162 in summer 2013. Everyone was curious if it was a fluke or if he did indeed have the number of the legendary Brazilian.

"All American" was able to duplicate the feat; however, he was unable to silence several critics because of a freakishly gruesome leg break (see pic here) that happened in round two.

For all the news, notes and post-fight fallout from UFC 168 click here.

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