UFC 157 gate, attendance and bonuses
February 24, 2013
MMA Junkie reports that UFC 157 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California was a sellout with a reported 15,525 in attendance for a $1.4 million gate. In addition, UFC head Dana White announced the bonuses which were $50,000 each.
The winners of the bonuses were as follows:
Fight of the Night: Dennis Bermudez v. Matt Grice
Submission of the Night: Kenny Robertson
KO of the Night: Robbie Lawler
White indicated at the post-fight press conference that the event was a sellout. According to MMA Junkie and Ariel Helwani (via twitter), its the highest attendance of any of the 6 events held at the Honda Center. This includes UFC 121 which featured Brock Lesnar v. Cain Velasquez.
While the UFC announced the attendance, it would be interesting to know of the actual paid attendance. UFC 121 did have a higher gate despite having less in attendance ($2.2M via MMA Payout Blue Book). Its likely that those tickets were higher priced due to Lesnar-Cain for the Heavyweight Championship. It was a good showing for women’s MMA and the fight did not disappoint. Stay tuned for MMA Payout’s run down of the event.