UFC 170 attendance, gate, bonuses and salaries
February 22, 2014
The attendance at the Mandalay Bay was reported at 10,217 for a live gate of $1,558,870. In his media scrum on Thursday, Dana White indicated that the event would do a $2 million gate (around 19:15 mark). The numbers were announced at the post-fight press conference and official numbers will be released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission next week.
As for the bonuses, which were $50,000 each:
Fight of the Night: Rory MacDonald-Demian Maia
Performances of the Night: Ronda Rousey, Stephen Thompson
No complaints here although Erik Koch could have earned a PON bonus.
In addition, the Nevada State Athletic Commission released the salaries for the event which reveals Daniel Cormier and Ronda Rousey topped the roster which had a total payroll of $843,000.
Via MMA Junkie:
Champ Ronda Rousey: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus)
def. Sara McMann: $16,000
Daniel Cormier: $160,000 (includes $80,000 win bonus)
def. Patrick Cummins: $8,000
Rory MacDonald: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Demian Maia: $64,000
Mike Pyle: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus)
def. T.J. Waldburger: $18,000
Stephen Thompson: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Robert Whittaker: $15,000
Alexis Davis: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Jessica Eye: $8,000
Raphael Assuncao: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
def. Pedro Munhoz: $8,000
Aljamain Sterling: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Cody Gibson: $8,000
Zach Makovsky: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Sampo: $10,000
Erik Koch: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Rafaello Oliveira: $14,000
Ernest Chavez: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Yosdenis Cedeno: $8,000
As we reported earlier today, the demand for tickets for low thus despite the proclamation by White on Thursday that it would do $2.1 million was more hope than fact. The last time a UFC PPV held an event at the Mandalay Bay, it was for UFC 156: Aldo-Edgar, which received 10,275 for a gate of $2.34 million. So, while the attendance was about the same, it appears that Saturday utilized more comps than UFC 156. We will learn more when the official numbers are released by the NSAC. Rousey ends up tied with Daniel Cormier for highest reported earner of the night as she also received a $50K bonus in addition to her show/win purse. Patrick Cummins received $8K for filling in late.
MMA Payout will have more on UFC 170 in its Payout Perspective. Stay tuned.