UFC 189 gate predicted at $7 million

March 28, 2015

Dana White is stating that UFC 189 will do a gate of $7 million which would eclipse the biggest gate which would eclipse Silva-Sonnen II on July 7, 2012.  The event is headlined by Jose Aldo defending his Featherweight belt against Conor McGregor

UFC 148 which was the rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen drew $6,901,655 according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.  The paid attendance was 13,600 at the MGM Grand.

White is in the midst of a world tour for UFC 189 which will headline the annual International Fight Week this July.  The tour is chronicled through the ongoing “UFC Embedded” online features highlighting the tour from the perspectives of Aldo and McGregor.  In interviews, including this one with MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani, White indicates that the gate will be $7 million.

Payout Perspective:

Let’s get this out of the way.  Yes, the gate would pale in comparison to the $74 million gate that is expected at the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight in the same venue.  However, if we are strictly to view this in terms of MMA gates, it would be the second biggest to UFC 129 in Toronto.  Of course, the UFC is spending an unprecedented amount of money on this tour.  While there is no public dollar figure on the investment, the private jets, expensive hotels and extensive traveling would make it a pricey venture.  Still, the promotion has been well done and if it means a big gate and PPV buy rate for essentially a Featherweight title, it is worth it.

67 Responses to “UFC 189 gate predicted at $7 million”

  1. BrainSmasher on March 30th, 2015 7:35 AM

    Shitbusness is an idiot who once again kept talking until he made a fool of himself. So how can a sport be gay and barbaric at the same time? There is nothing cool about trading punches to the face until you cant even count how much money you owe the IRS. Boxing is a idiots sport. Made simple because the poverty stricken fans wouldn’t understand it any other way and the uneducated street thugs who do it would actually be able to learn it. K-1 showed that even the kickboxers was raping boxers by just adding one more weapon. Boxing is a sport you have to be born good at. It is nothing but a speed pillow fight. The rules weed out big punchers and strategy. But it has to be kept simple for the simple minded. I actually lose IQ points just watching boxing. They hand pick their opponent to offer up no threat. Then talk about how skilled they are at the sweet science. It doesn’t take sweet science to beat someone you have picked. But that is boxing.

  2. d on March 30th, 2015 7:44 AM


    Shoelace money is what Floyd Mayweather’s prelim fighters make. HAHAHA!

  3. tops E on March 30th, 2015 11:45 AM

    Hahaha crying Chris your leaving so soon? Your right (you said your peace)you should go to sites that suites you like oprah or dr.phil who will really appreciate you telling everybody and sharing your ” feelings” hahahahahaha snif snif snif

  4. saldathief on March 30th, 2015 5:00 PM

    haha predictions say maybe 700k ppv bahahahah

  5. saldathief on March 30th, 2015 5:03 PM

    I guess all the ticket holders/scalpers aren’t buying rooms hahaha $ 300 is dirt cheap for a sat night hahahahah

  6. d on March 30th, 2015 5:37 PM

    What’s really funny is that UFC 187 will make more money than any boxing match this year other than Pac-Mayweather.

  7. d on March 30th, 2015 5:45 PM

    Sal, your predictions have been real good this year, you stupid fucking idiot! HAHAHA!!!

  8. saldathief on March 30th, 2015 6:29 PM

    Oh I forgot I predicted Maypac would happen in 2015 hahahahah oh and I predicted boxing doubled in 14 and it did hahaha and again in 15 hahahahaha
    check out these crazy numbers hahahahaha

  9. d on March 30th, 2015 6:39 PM

    Haha. Sal convinces himself 2 + 2 is 5. He’s beyond delusional.

  10. The Greatest on March 30th, 2015 11:43 PM

    D- “What’s really funny is that UFC 187 will make more money than any boxing match this year other than Pac-Mayweather.”

    There is no facts, stats, or any type of logic that would deem what you just said true.
    That is simply a lie.

  11. The Greatest on March 31st, 2015 1:46 AM

    James DeGale and Andre Dirrell are making $1.55 million each to face each other on May 23rd likely to be on PBC.
    I assume they are each making more than every UFC fighter will make a fight, and Dirrell and DeGale arent very notable names.

  12. d on March 31st, 2015 6:55 AM

    “There is no facts, stats, or any type of logic that would deem what you just said true.
    That is simply a lie.”

    There are facts that prove you have no idea how to pluralize verbs. Hahahaha!

    Not to mention of course, nothing you’ve ever claimed involved any type of facts what so ever. Including your statements about DeGale and Dirrell making more money than every UFC fighter. The evidence would prove the opposite.

    THE GAYEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. d on March 31st, 2015 7:06 AM

    By the way retard, the reason why the purses are clearly overpaid was because that fight went to a purse bid-both promoters wanted to keep the fight in their respective countries. This fight will lose tons of money because of the overpaid purses. Haymon went way overboard because he is trying to get PBC going as well as he can for the long run. He is gambling with millions of dollars and when it fails, he won’t be able to borrow a dime from anyone. Normally these two would get paid half of that.

  14. The Greatest on March 31st, 2015 10:18 PM

    Really dont care if it was a purse bid or not, its what they are earning, and you cant diminish that.

    But since you said im lying, go ahead and name me 5 UFC fighters right now that are making $1.55m a fight.

  15. d on April 1st, 2015 8:22 AM

    Haha. Because you don’t see the significance of this you stupid idiot. These events LOSE money! Zuffa isn’t as retarded as you and these boxing promoters.

    Also, those 2 do not make 1.55m per fight. They made by far their biggest purse for this event because of the reasons I explained. If you are asking me who most likely has made over 1.55m in one fight for the UFC, the following fighters likely have:

    Jones, Weidman, Rousey, Silva, Velasquez, Dos Santos, Mir, Nogueira, Evans, Jackson, Machida, (McGregor/Aldo will).

    You are retarded as usual.

  16. The Greatest on April 1st, 2015 11:19 AM

    None of those guys made over $1.55m a fight.
    Jones and Silva maybe made that one time, maybe, probably not but maybe.
    Can u cite your sources or u gonna give me that “back room bonus” nonsense.
    By the way, Dirrell and DeGale aren’t stars by any means, and they are making way more than the top of the UFC since clearly the ppl u named make no where near that

  17. d on April 1st, 2015 2:13 PM

    You are the biggest retard, pro stalker on Earth.

    You know nothing about these topics. You literally said Art Jimmerson lost against Gracie because he didn’t know the rules which along with all of your other delusions of grandeur solidifies what kind of retard you are. You are wrong about literally everything you discuss. You must have gotten your ass kicked a lot by mma fighters for this crusade you’ve been running against the sport. HAHAHA!!


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