UFC 170 attendance, gate, bonuses and salaries

February 22, 2014

MMA Junkie reports the attendance, gate, bonuses and salaries from UFC 170.  In the main event, Ronda Rousey stopped Sara McMann with a knee to the liver in the first round.

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

Payout Perspective:

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.

4 Responses to “UFC 170 attendance, gate, bonuses and salaries”

  1. Chris79 on February 23rd, 2014 2:29 PM

    $8,000 to fill in late, what a joke.

  2. Random Dude on February 23rd, 2014 8:04 PM

    The UFC’s biggest star ever gets 55/55 guaranteed to fight? That is extremely low for a guaranteed purse for a big prize fighter.

  3. saldathief on February 24th, 2014 12:15 PM

    there will be some moron on here saying that less gate was actually good and they did not give away more free tickets lol Numbers don’t lie kids, and Dana had a pretty big error in prediction. Sounds like the people at The UFC can’t make good deals and are way off on their business projections

  4. anti trolls on July 6th, 2014 12:54 PM

    Some dip sh! Ts will bring up boxing numbers and say sinking ship blah blah. Dana must have bonned all there husbands 🙂

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