UFC 178 attendance, gate and bonuses

September 28, 2014

UFC 178 drew attendance of 10,544 for a gate of $2.2 million at the MGM Grand.  In addition the bonuses were handed out to Conor McGregor, Dominick Cruz, Yoel Romero and Tim Kennedy.

The attendance, gate and bonuses were announced at the post-fight press conference.

As indicated by MMA Junkie, attendance ranked 7th out of 9 PPV events this year. As we reported on Friday, there were still tickets available as it had not yet sold out.

The bonuses were awarded as follows:

FOTN: Romero-Kennedy

Performance of the Night:  Cruz and McGregor

Payout Perspective:

The attendance and gate were as expected.  One might wonder if the UFC had booked the MGM because of the anticipated Jon Jones fight (MGM is bigger venue than Mandalay Bay).  While it was a very good card, I don’t think Johnson as the headliner would have garnered an MGM sell out.

There was some controversy in the Romero-Kennedy fight with Romero taking extra rest in between rounds.  Certainly, that could have worked in his favor.  Cruz and McGregor’s performances deserved the bonuses as both were impressive.

6 Responses to “UFC 178 attendance, gate and bonuses”

  1. derek on September 28th, 2014 8:35 AM

    Good PPV main card. Good action worth the buy.

  2. BrainSmasher on September 28th, 2014 3:51 PM

    Very exciting card!

  3. tops E on September 29th, 2014 2:43 AM

    Hahahaha…very short marketing

  4. anti trolls on September 29th, 2014 7:16 AM

    Really Tops go to cartoon network with your stupid shit.

  5. Ron Rio on September 29th, 2014 8:35 AM

    By far from top to bottom best card and action of the year. We need more cards like this. Well worth the buy.

  6. Logical on September 29th, 2014 1:26 PM

    UFC 178 was a card exemplified by great matchmaking. It was stacked with exciting fights & finishes, something that is extremely rare now a days in the UFC.

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