UFC on Fuel TV 2 attendance, gate and bonuses
April 14, 2012
UFC on Fuel TV 2 this afternoon (for those in the states) drew 15,428 fans and a record gate of $2.23 million. According to MMA Junkie, it ranked among the top five all-time UFC European shows of all time.
The event took place at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. It set attendance and gate records for the venue. There is no local athletic commission in Sweden so there will not be any official figures aside from the figures provided by the UFC.
In addition to the attendance and gate, Dana White announced the fight night bonuses. Each received $50,000.
Fight of the Night: Damacio Page vs.
John Maguire Brad Pickett (sorry for the mistake)
Submission of the Night: Brad Pickett for a perfect armbar reversal from a kimura attempt.
KO of the Night: Siyar Bahadurzada
Usually the FOTN does not end in a submission but the UFC decided to give it to Page and Maguire. As an aside, does anyone else remember Page from TapouT’s reality show on Versus in 2007. Page was actually featured in the very first show.
The attendance and gate figures reflect the global popularity of the UFC brand and its likely that we will see venture into new areas in Europe and Asia. It will also think about returning to Sweden based on the crowd. It would also help if Alexander Gustafsson becomes a contender in the light heavyweight division.