UFC on Fox 14 draws record gate

January 24, 2015

MMA Junkie reports UFC on Fox 14 reportedly drew a record 30,000 in attendance for a gate of $3.1 milion.  It was the biggest European attendance and gate in the company’s history.

Perhaps most remarkable about the attendance was that the event occurred during the middle of the night in Sweden.  UFC General Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa David Allen announced the attendance and gate post-event.  The UFC on Fox broadcast indicated that 26,000 were in attendance at the Tele2Arena in Stockholm but Allen stated that there was a strong walkup for tickets.

There were no reports of comps.

Payout Perspective:

When the stadium show was announced, we had our skepticism about whether the show could draw 30,000 people.  This is partly due to the fact that attendance over the past 3 UFC events in Sweden had decreased.  Moreover, the event would be held in the middle of the night to accommodate the North American audience.  But with the country backing Alexander Gustafsson, the UFC fans came out to support him.  It was an entertaining card and a good indicator that the UFC could hold stadium shows in select countries.

26 Responses to “UFC on Fox 14 draws record gate”

  1. d on January 24th, 2015 11:40 PM

    Wow. Huge number and the main event took place at around 3-4 am local time.

    Where is Sampson or Sal to spin this one? Hahahaha.

  2. saldathief on January 25th, 2015 12:08 AM

    Yes great numbers at a glance but its not what is appears to be. 3.1 million on 30k lol that’s a fucking joke! Sweden is a great country with great people but the laws and rules are not in favor of business especially foreign. So let me break it down for the uninformed. 3.1 million gross is about 100 a ticket with ticket tax and fee on top. So its not a net. 1 mil in fighter payroll and half a million in labor and production, Sweden is expensive as shit, just the police and EMS for an event like this will be 100k. Promotion, lets say half a million in advertisement. So that makes it roughly 1.1 million before Government fees and taxes, plus minus the ticket tax and fee.
    The UFC’s net was 500k US maybe 750k and that’s being generous. So I say wooptey fucking do! The UFC needs to do 10 of those a year just in Sweden to make any coin worth a shit. Don’t forget the fighters and anyone appearing on a camera or in the cage pay an entertainers tax, so it basically sucks for the fighters.
    Also Swede’s are cheap as all fuck and will only go once or twice a year, they dont have the extra money like most American do. Another fluff job, example Froch Groves 2 comparison is 12 million on 30k tickets. So basically its not even a college football game number.

  3. d on January 25th, 2015 1:08 AM

    Speak of the devil and she appears. Haha.

    Let me break it down for you since you are retarded- no figures ever given by the ufc in terms of gate are net. They are always gross. Also, the only one stupid enough t o believe an event like this only had one revenue stream is a fag boxing troll nicknamed daqueef. They got paid a few million from FOX, they had a tv or possibly even ppv contract in play in Sweden for sure, possibly one in play in Holland with Mousasi. Plus some money from concessions for the event. This made a few million probably.

    Froch-Groves also was the fight of the century in the UK. I’ve got news for you Sal, boxing never does college football game numbers unless the top 2 stars are fighting. Haha. Idiot.

  4. jjjjjj_ffffff on January 25th, 2015 5:46 AM

    Overnight Ratings ?

  5. Anti trolls on January 25th, 2015 6:20 AM

    Sal do you even take your self seriously?

  6. saldathief on January 25th, 2015 9:35 AM

    D you are laughable, everything I said is spot on with how things go in sweden. Nice try, but you have no clue. Nowhere in the article or post did it say anything about Fox or some low rent cheap Swedish Tv deal, so why do you bring it up???? Going by the gate and numbers this show was not what it appears to be. The UFC and idiots like you and anti douche, who has never said anything remotely intelligent in any post, are sucking wind. Millions form the fox deal bahahahahaha 3,1 million is a less then fair gross for a stadium. UFC 182 did 3.7 mil with only 11k your retard turn. Even the UFC info proves this gate sucked hahahah Anti troll please go fuck off! you know nothing, say nothing and are just a loser troll yourself!!

  7. d on January 25th, 2015 12:23 PM

    Sal, you are fucking retarded. Do you even know what you are saying? I seriously feel like I’m talking to someone who is oblivious to the words they are typing.

    No shit, you didn’t mention those revenue streams, but you did attempt to conclude how much money the event generated without including all sources of income and acted as if you even had a fraction of an idea what you are talking about, which is beyond delusional, you glorified usher.

    Even if they only broke even from the gate they still made a few million, just because you have autism and think the UFC works for free on FOX, doesn’t mean in reality they didn’t get paid a few million for the show.

    Let me know when you start to learn basic business information, then maybe you will appear to not be full retard.

  8. Pink Pig on January 25th, 2015 1:11 PM

    Didnt Froch-Groves rematch in boxing do 80,000 paid?

  9. saldathief on January 25th, 2015 2:38 PM

    UFC record show In Europe 30k and 3.1 million gate Boxing record show in Europe 80k and a gate of 33 million. They are not even in the same universe!!! D thinks Fox just blindly gave the UFC 100 mil bahhahaha shows what an amateur retard he is.Yes I am sure the UFC did good with the TV and other crap, but we still dont know how much they spent on promotion and yes the UFC works for free or even a loss THATS WHAT 40% DOWN WILL DO YOU FUCK TARD> Promoters, boxing included! loose money and work for free all the time you stupid ass clown.!!!!!
    Promoting is a risk you useless idiot!

  10. d on January 25th, 2015 3:02 PM

    Sampson and his aliases don’t read so well.

  11. d on January 25th, 2015 3:07 PM

    Saldaqueef is too stupid to realize that I never claimed the UFC did bigger promotions in Europe than boxing does. They have dominated the US/Canada ppv market over boxing for 7 out of the last 8 years, with the only exception being this past year with all of the injuries. Of course Sal is also too stupid to realize ppv is the largest generator of revenue, but that is to be understood, because Sal has autism.

    Sal thinks that the delusions he manufactures in his mind are real. The UFC is getting roughly 100m per year from FOX. Deal with it you pathetic, diaper wearing, boxing troll. You are beyond fucking retarded. You just make blanket statements that are lies you manufactured in your mind. Show me the financial loss from this show. You are going to tell me they had an overhead of roughly 6-7 million dollars? Fucking moron. Delusional. Only a retard would make claims like that. Saldaqueef ladies and gents.

  12. Pink Pig on January 25th, 2015 3:57 PM

    Just for the record, Hatton-Lazcano did a $11 million gate.

    Hatton > Pink Pig Dana White

  13. d on January 25th, 2015 5:35 PM

    Just for the record, you have down syndrome.

  14. Pink Pig on January 25th, 2015 5:45 PM

    Dana White has down syndrome? That is mean

  15. d on January 25th, 2015 6:11 PM

    He probably does too. So you both have something in common.

  16. Pink Pig on January 25th, 2015 8:01 PM

    He sure is one UGLY son of a bitch!

    LOL

  17. d on January 26th, 2015 12:40 AM

    Another thing you both have in common.

  18. Andrew on January 26th, 2015 5:57 AM

    all these boxing fans are crying that mayweather will be done soon and no one else will keep their money going lol

  19. Pink Pig on January 26th, 2015 10:35 AM

    Yeah… I’m sure that boxing being on 12 US networks will vanish once Mayweather retires.

    That makes sense.

    Just like it did when Tyson retired… lol

  20. d on January 26th, 2015 10:39 AM

    It will exist, but they are going to take a massive hit on their ppv.

  21. Pink Pig on January 26th, 2015 12:09 PM

    2 fights a year! Oh my god!!!

    How will boxing ever recover!?!?!?!

    LOL

  22. d on January 26th, 2015 4:55 PM

    That accounts for literally about half of their ppv revenue. HAHAHAHAHA!!! That’s how clear it is they are going to have a major problem.

  23. Pink Pig on January 27th, 2015 9:39 AM

    Yeah since boxing is one company… yeah let me email boxing!

    Ahahahaha

    Stupidity abounds!

    LOL

  24. d on January 27th, 2015 4:34 PM

    Hahaha. Sampson is so retarded she doesn’t even realize that her argument just blew up in her face.

    Mayweather leaves boxing….no more mega ppvs. HAHAHAHA!!

  25. Pink Pig on January 27th, 2015 5:15 PM

    LOL… sure Joe Rogan.

    Sure…

    Lmfao!

    LOL

  26. d on January 27th, 2015 6:52 PM

    HAHAHA!!! Sampson, keep praying, you’ll need it.

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