The UFC brought a stacked card to Baltimore Saturday night for UFC 172, and the fans showed up, as they generated $2.3 million in live gate with 13,485 fans packing the Baltimore Arena.
In the main event, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defeated Glover Teixeira via decision. Anthony Johnson earned a co-main event victory over Phil Davis.
Takanori Gomi and Isaac Vallie-Flagg were named the “Fight of the Night,” while Joseph Benavidez and Chris Beal each were named “Performance of the Night” winners. All four picked up $50,000, but UFC president Dana White made it known that “I will be writing other checks for this card.”
The live gate was the second-largest for the arena, falling only to a concert by the Rolling Stones.
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