UFC Fight Night 48 attendance and bonuses

August 23, 2014

MMA Junkie reports the attendance and bonuses from this morning’s UFC Fight Night 48 which took place at the Venetian in Macau off the coast of China.

There was no Fight of the Night bonuses although 4 fighters received the $50,000 Performance bonuses:  Michael Bisping, Tyron Woodley, Alberto Mina and Yuta Sasaki.

In addition, attendance was announced at the post-fight press conference although no gate was revealed.  UFC officials declared the event at The Venetian Macao’s CotaiArena a sellout with 7,022 in attendance.

As indicated by Junkie, there were two other events held at the CotaiArena.  Notably, the last 2 were this year and no gate was reported.

UFC on Fuel TV 6 – November 2012 8,415/$1.4 million gate

UFC Fight Night 48 – August 2014 7,022

TUF China Finale – March 2014 6,000

Payout Perspective:

It’s interesting that the trend is that gate tallies are not being announced for international shows. Although considered a sellout, UFC Fight Night did not have as many in attendance as it did in November 2012.  This could be a seat configuration issue.  There were some good individual efforts on the card but nothing FOTN worthy.

7 Responses to “UFC Fight Night 48 attendance and bonuses”

  1. Saldathief on August 23rd, 2014 7:48 PM

    whats also interesting and is that the capacity for this venue is 15,000 and they say they had a sellout at 7022, who do they think they are fooling lmao. they must have curtained off more then half the building. Pathetic gate numbers here and no doubt this show lost a fortune. Please some fool spin this into a success bahahaha

  2. D on August 23rd, 2014 9:35 PM

    Sal with more of his Bobby Arum homo bullshit!! Who do you think you are fooling SaldaQUEEF?

  3. anti trolls on August 23rd, 2014 9:52 PM

    Sal they did use all the arena

  4. BrainSmasher on August 24th, 2014 2:22 PM

    This was china with only a couple known fighters. How many Chinese did you expect to show up in a new market qeef?

  5. Saldathief on August 24th, 2014 5:05 PM

    obviously not many showed up what a waste of time and money. Another bone head play by the ufc. Give it up and fight in vegas and other good us markets.

  6. D on August 24th, 2014 7:03 PM


  7. BrainSmasher on August 24th, 2014 10:19 PM

    SmelDaQueef!!!!! Lol

    She claims these events are failure every single time. Yet the UFC is on #49 and counting hahaha!

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