LAS VEGAS — “UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort” which took place Feb. 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev., and featured a main event middleweight title fight between Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort, sold 9,667 tickets and earned the Ultimate Fighting Championship a live gate of $3,605,725.00.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer released the numbers to ( on Tuesday afternoon.

There were only 18 tickets left unsold for UFC 126, and the UFC gave away 1,226 complimentary tickets.

Because the event was technically a sellout, Mandalay Bay opened up their Islander Ballroom for a UFC 126 Closed Circuit viewing party and charged $50 per seat. A reported 2,289 tickets were sold for the closed circuit viewing party, bringing in a total of $45,100.

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