UFC 153 numbers: gate, attendance and bonuses
October 14, 2012
MMA Junkie reports that attendance at the HSBC Arena in Rio di Jineiro, Brazil garnered 16,844 fans for a gate estimated between $2.5-$2.6 million. In addition, Jon Fitch, Erick Silva, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Rony Jason earned bonuses for the night.
Fitch and Silva won Fight of the Night with the rebirth of a new Jon Fitch.
Big Nog showed Dave Herman that jiu jitsu works with an armbar for Submission of the Night.
Rony Jason, TUF Brazil winner, earned a third-round TKO over Sam Sicilia.
All bonuses were $70,000.
A good night of exciting fights capped by Anderson Silva and Big Nog getting the crowd into a frenzy with their wins. The Brazilian crowd was hot as usual and even provided golf claps for Phil Davis after subbing Wagner Prado.