While a slew of injuries caused the UFC 133 card to change more times than the color of Katy Perry’s hair, in the end the rotating roster of fighters didn’t keep fans away with the event’s attendance ultimately only being slightly less than average and actually exceeded the number attached to UFC 126.
According to UFC President Dana White, Saturday night’s stop in Philadelphia brought in 11,583 fans with a live gate of $1.5 million. Comparably, the company’s February 5 show netted about 500 less fans in spite of a lineup featuring Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort, Rich Franklin vs. Forrest Griffin, and Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader.
However, the figures for UFC 133 fell far short of the 17,000+ who attended the organization’s visit to the City of Brotherly love two years ago at UFC 101 when Silva went other-worldly against Griffin and B.J. Penn fended off Ken Florian in a lightweight title-fight.
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