UFC 174 attendance, gate and bonuses

June 15, 2014

MMA Junkie reports the attendance, gate and bonuses from Saturday’s UFC 147 from Vancouver.  The event posted less than stellar attendance and gate numbers.

The attendance and gate were 13,506 for a gate of $1.14 million.  The last time that the UFC visited Rogers Arena in 2011 for UFC 131, it posted a better attendance and gate at the same venue.  We had noted that ticket demand was lagging for this event.

The bonuses for Saturday were as follows:

Tae Hyun Bang: $100K for Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night

Kiichi Kunimoto: $50K Performance of the Night

Kajan Johnson: $50K Fight of the Night.

Johnson and Bang were awarded FOTN.  Kunimoto pulled off an upset of Daniel Sarafian during the prelims portion of the card.

Payout Perspective:

It was not the best of nights for the UFC despite two great performances by Rory MacDonald and Demetrious Johnson (and maybe OSP).  While Johnson may be the best pound for pound fighter in the UFC, at this point, he is not a draw.  As for the rest of the card, the MacDonald fight was the only one that the fans seemed into.   MMA Payout will have more on this event in its Payout Perspective.

19 Responses to “UFC 174 attendance, gate and bonuses”

  1. Pat on June 15th, 2014 9:13 AM

    I predict that it fails to sell 100,000 pay per view buys.

  2. Sampson The One and Only on June 15th, 2014 11:34 AM

    Me and Pat are the same and I predict I will never have a job in my life.

  3. saldathief on June 15th, 2014 1:12 PM

    Venue holds 19700 for a sold out fight aprox, Gate was 13,506 with comps.
    unsold thats 6,194 seats, 31% unsold and a 69% full house. at 1.4 million thats ticket average of $103 us. They most likley lost money on fighters pay before any production costs. Waste of time and money having a show in BC should have done it in Vegas at a smaller venue. Zuffa must have a nice ballroom or small arena in one of their casinos WTF, amateurs with no knowladge of downsizing their budget, I guess they don’t care.

  4. Sam on June 15th, 2014 3:15 PM

    Pathetic for the WORLDS BiGGEST MMA promotion.

    Sinking ship 🙂

  5. Sam on June 15th, 2014 3:59 PM

    I am pathetic. Don’t listen to me. I am a life long idiot.

  6. Sam on June 15th, 2014 4:47 PM

    Over $500 million debt that UFC has due in less than 1 year…

    http://www.zuffainvestoralerts.org/2013/01/zuffa-basic-financials.html

  7. saldathief on June 15th, 2014 6:22 PM

    Sam interesting link, however its out dated, I wonder what station is worth now since Vegas is on it’s ass and why would you need to borrow 100’s of millions unless you were already leveraged out your ass and had no capital. Sounds like a paper tiger of BS. 2 billion my balls, maybe in 2009 not in 2014 even the big boys are down in Vegas

  8. D on June 15th, 2014 6:26 PM

    Sal, still spewing more of your bullshit?

    Arum must have you working overtime so you can pay for those boards.

  9. saldathief on June 15th, 2014 7:26 PM

    Yup Daaruk, all BS haha how bout those Cotto and Froch fight numbers looks like your licking balls Bahahahaha

  10. saldathief on June 15th, 2014 7:29 PM

    Hey Daaruuk whats your pathetic spin lies and excuses for 174? bahahaha

  11. D on June 15th, 2014 7:44 PM

    Cotto didn’t fight Froch sensei mullet. Stop sucking Arum’s dick!

    What excuse and lies? You are the only one making claims about how well it did fruit cake.

  12. saldathief on June 15th, 2014 8:26 PM

    Really Cotto didn’t fight Froch?? OMG thanks Hey Daaruk Whats with you in Arum? Still mad that Arum who is an asshole has more success then almost any promoter on the planet. Dana and zuffa could wash Arums car when it comes to longevity in the fight game. You don’t see Arum having to borrow half a billion bucks bhahaha

  13. D on June 15th, 2014 8:51 PM

    Not in his last fight moron.

    Haha. Defending Arum because you are his welfare to work slave, you bitch.

    What is Arum’s cut of the profits? No where near what Zuffa’s are. You fucking idiot. You can’t have it both ways. You can’t point out how Dana and co. nickle and dime fighters and then claim they aren’t making money.

    Yeah, you won’t see Arum borrow a half a billion dollars, because he doesn’t have the credit for it. The UFC dwarfs Top Rank in assets, it isn’t even close! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  14. saldathief on June 15th, 2014 9:11 PM

    Yea dwarfs it in debt fuck stick bahahah half a billion in the hole and god knows what other money they borrowed Nice try daaruk save your bs for the 14 year olds who don’t know any better.

  15. D on June 15th, 2014 9:17 PM

    Haha. It is pretty comical how much of an idiot you are. They destroy Top Rank and GB every year. It isn’t even comparable. The boxers have the power in boxing, not the promoters. It is the opposite in mma. You are a fucking idiot who doesn’t even know basic business information. You are clueless on all of this bullshit you post. You are more full of shit than anyone on here and you contradict yourself left and right.

    Keep sucking Arum’s nuts, Queef boy!

  16. tops E on June 15th, 2014 10:30 PM

    Angry shills….sinking ship….500 loan due

  17. Sam on June 16th, 2014 8:23 AM

    $513 million in ddebt due.

  18. michael on June 16th, 2014 8:26 AM

    Guys, guys … it’s not a sinking ship -> it’s a submarine!

  19. Sam on June 16th, 2014 8:37 AM

    I am an idiot. Don’t listen to me.

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