UFC 160 attendance, gate and bonuses

May 25, 2013

MMA Junkie reports the attendance, gate and bonuses for Saturday’s UFC 160.  Dana White gave the numbers at the post-fight press conference.

Attendance at the MGM Grand was 11,089 for a $2.942 million gate. No word on comps or unsold tickets, but as always the Nevada State Athletic Commission will give official numbers later this week. Saturday’s attendance and gate does not register on the all-time highs for UFC events at the venue.  But, in comparison the last event at the MGM, UFC 155 (Cain-JDS II) drew 12,423 for a gate of $3.286 million.

The bonuses were as follows:

Fight of the Night:  Junior dos Santos-Mark Hunt

Submission of the Night:  Glover Texeira

KO of the Night:  TJ Grant

Each received $50,000 in addition to their fight purses.  Apparently Brian Caraway was not there to lobby for $65,000.

Payout Perspective:

It was an entertaining night of fights capped off with a solid main card.  No real controversy for the bonuses as all four fighters had major performances tonight.  And, Cain Velasquez is still the top dog among the Heavyweights.

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