Fight Club OC a success

February 28, 2011

Fight Club OC, a Southern California promotion featuring boxing and MMA opened up to a successful night of fights last Thursday. Promoter Roy Englebrecht reported a sellout of 1,568 fans, a gate of $60,000 and all 10 luxury suites were sold.

As MMA Payout reported in December, local SoCal promoter Englebrecht moved his successful promotion from the Irvine, CA Marriott to a 23,000 square foot facility known as The Hangar on the grounds of the Orange County Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA.

The Sports Business Journal ran a piece on the new space and its luxury suite deal:

For $1,600 an event, those buyers receive 12 tickets a show — six ringside seats and six elevated chairs in the suite to watch the fights unobstructed — plus food, soft drinks and alcohol, wait service, three parking passes and other perks.

A good sign for Englebrecht as the suites were sold out. Not too bad for about $134 per person.

Payout Perspective:

When we first reported on the concept, we wondered about the luxury suites and the overall attendance figures. Looks like it was a success and hopefully for Fight Club OC, its bimonthly shows continue to post solid numbers. It would be interesting to know if fans were more interested in boxing or MMA (or both) when they decided to attend the show. Regardless, a nice sign for local combat sport cards.

3 Responses to “Fight Club OC a success”

  1. Warren M Jackson on February 28th, 2011 7:48 PM

    Nicely done. I am sure many promotions will be calling him to find out how he had a successful event.

    Its about time we saw a promotion put an ass every 18 inches!

  2. jv on March 1st, 2011 8:10 AM

    So from a gate perspective they are already more successful than Bellator.

  3. Diego on March 1st, 2011 5:32 PM

    Yeah JV. But just wait until they start running shows on MTV2. Their fighters can get haircuts like Manny Pacquiao and bring in the Justin Bieber fans.

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