UFC 201 attendance, gate and bonuses

July 31, 2016

MMA Junkie reports the attendance, gate and bonuses from UFC 201 from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

Tyron Woodley, Jake Ellenberger, Rose Namajunas and Karolina Kowalkiewicz earned the fight bonuses for UFC 201.  Woodley and Ellenberger won for their respective stoppages and Namajunas and Kowalkiewicz earned the $50K for Fight of the Night.

According to the post-event press conference the event drew 10,240 for a gate of 1.07M.  The event ranks third in terms of UFC events at the Philips Arena.

UFC 145: Jones and Evans ranked first (15,545 – $2.2M) behind UFC 88: Evans and Liddell (14,736 – $2.6M).

Payout Perspective:

Certainly Damien Brown could have earned a fight night bonus.  Ellenberger’s KO of Matt Brown was the upset of the night even with Woodley winning the title.  No surprise the attendance and gate were not o par with the previous two outings in Atlanta.  Jones and Evans was a much-hyped grudge match.  UFC 88 had Chuck Liddell, a big draw, versus the young, upstart (at the time), Rashad Evans.

3 Responses to “UFC 201 attendance, gate and bonuses”

  1. fight fan on July 31st, 2016 8:12 AM

    Low attendance, I expect a low buy rate from people holding out for 2O2.

  2. Cutch on July 31st, 2016 4:50 PM

    Yeah Lawler despite his style hasn’t became a big draw, I say 200,000 buys which is still an OK number.

    Hughes after beating Gracie and GSP were big draws but the other WW champions haven’t been big draws, maybe opponents or they haven’t gotten their personality across.

  3. Wil on July 31st, 2016 6:39 PM

    good numbers in terms of gate and attendance. Well done.

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