UFC 158 attendance, gate and bonuses
March 17, 2013
MMA Junkie reports that UFC 158 at the Bell Centre in Montreal drew 20,145 fans for a gate of $3.71 million. Dana White revealed the figures at last night’s post-fight press conference along with the bonuses.
UFC 158 ranks fourth among six events that were held at the venue. UFC 83 (Serra v. GSP), the night that GSP regained the welterweight title and started his current reign was the main event that night. It scored 21,390 fans for a $5.1 million gate.
UFC 124 drew the most fans with 23,152 for a $4.5 million gate. It ranked third behind UFC 97: Redemption, which featured Anderson Silva versus Thales Leites and Chuck Liddell versus Shogun Rua.
The bonuses announced last night were as follows:
KO of the night: Jake Ellenberger
Fight of the night: Hendricks-Condit
There was no submission of the night. But, if there was a night to hand out multiple KOs of the night, it should have been this one as Jordan Mein and T.J. Dillashaw had impressive stoppages. Ellenberger, Hendricks and Condit received the now standard $50K each.
With the hype, its interesting that UFC 158 ranked 4th among the events held at Bell Centre. Still, the events in front of it were impressive as two involved GSP and the third had Silva and Liddell. Montreal does not get shortchanged with the star power at the top of its cards in its events.