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Old 10-12-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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Official gate and attendance numbers for this past week's UFC on FX 5 card were in line with the totals announced on fight night.

The event, which took place Oct. 5 at Target Center in Minneapolis, drew 7,055 fans for a live gate of $357,590. A total of 3,657 free tickets, or "comps," were issued.

The Minnesota Office of Combative Sports, which oversees MMA in the state, today released the numbers to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

In the event's headliner, Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva stopped previously unbeaten Travis Browne to snap a two-fight skid and win for the first time in the UFC. The main card aired on FX following prelims on FUEL TV.

UFC officials initially announced an attendance of 7,049 for a live gate of $358,000. On fight night, UFC President Dana White said he was satisfied with the numbers.

"I thought the place was awesome tonight," White said. "This is one of the fights on free TV where we're traveling around. This thing did $350,000. You can't keep rolling doing f------ $2 million gates when we come back to some of these markets. The first time we came to Minnesota for the pay-per-view with Brock on it, this place wasn't sold out."

The UFC first visited Minnesota's Target Center for UFC 87 a little more than four years ago, which featured Georges St-Pierre vs. Jon Fitch, as well as Lesnar vs. Heath Herring on the pay-per-view main card. While not a sell-out, that event drew in excess of 15,000 attendees for a live gate of $2.25 million.
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