UFC on Fuel TV 9 attendance, gate and bonuses

April 7, 2013

MMA Junkie reports the attendance, gate and bonuses for this Saturday’s UFC on Fuel TV 9.  Bonuses were $60,000 instead of the UFC standard $50,000.

Attendance at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden were 14,506 for a live gate of $2,710,530.  The first show in Sweden which featured Alexander Gustafsson was higher attended at 15,428.  Unfortunately, Gustafsson had to pull out with a cut.

Bonuses were as follows:

FOTN:  Brad Pickett vs. Mike Easton

KO:  Conor McGregor

Submission of the Night:  Reza Madadi

Payout Perspective:

Conor McGregor stole the show with his knockout of Marcus Brimage.  Also, Diego Brandau could have won for Sub of the Night with a slick arm triangle of Pablo Garza.   Fortunately, Gegard Mousasi was willing to fight Ilir Latifi on very short notice or the show would have been in dire straits. Its interesting that the bonuses were raised for this event.  Maybe it was a way to motivate the fighters to give a good performance.

5 Responses to “UFC on Fuel TV 9 attendance, gate and bonuses”

  1. BrainSmasher on April 7th, 2013 11:15 AM

    Goes to show the UFC wasn’t trying to save money when they choose 50k.

  2. Weezy02 on April 7th, 2013 6:51 PM

    For boxing fans out there: Early word is that the Mayweather – Guerrero live gate on May 4th should top $12 million. Mayweather remains an enormous attraction.

  3. Weezy02 on April 7th, 2013 6:53 PM

    As far as this show goes, good to see the Swedish market getting real attention from Zuffa. Personally, I enjoyed the show a lot.

  4. Pontus on April 8th, 2013 7:51 AM

    With a gate of 2.7 million for a fuel event this must be good for a future of UFC cards in Sweden. I’m hoping that they will come here on a yearly basis from now on.

    Plus this card was really lacking in the name recognition department so they must have gotten away with a really “cheap” card if you look at the wages compared to earnings.

  5. Diego on April 8th, 2013 10:09 AM

    The main event was a disappointment but I understand why it went the way it went.

    Quote of the night: “Some people lay and pray and I guess I kind of did that with stand up.” – Gegard Mousasi

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