UFC 181 draws live gate of nearly $2.5 million

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Last night UFC 181 went down from the Mandalay Bay Events Center, where fight fans witnessed a stacked night of fights, topped off by Anthony Pettis’ submission win over Gilbert Melendez, and Robbie Lawler’s split decision win over Johny Hendricks to win the welterweight championship.

At the post-fight press conference, it was disclosed that the attendance was 9,617, and the live gate was $2.488 million.

These are just the initial figures, and fans can expect official numbers from the NSAC later in the week.