UFC Fight Night 98 attendance and bonuses

November 6, 2016

MMA Junkie reports the attendance and bonuses from UFC Fight Night 98 from Mexico City on Saturday.  The main event featuring top lightweights scored the Fight of the Night.

Rafael dos Anjos and Tony Ferguson’s five round featured drew the $50,000 bonus for fight of the night.  Ferguson edged out the former lightweight champion for the victory.  Performance bonuses went to Ricardo Lamas and Douglas Silva de Andrade.  Each earned $50,000 bonuses.

Attendance at the Mexico City Arena drew an announced 11,460 with no gate being announced.  The number is far less than the past 2 times the UFC has been to Mexico City.  Of course, those two other events were PPVs, UFC 180 and UFC 188, with 21,000 reportedly in attendance.

Payout Perspective:

While the attendance is low compared to the UFC PPVs, 11,000 fans is still a very good number for a fight night event.  Of course, RDA-Ferguson is a very good main event for the fans and they did not disappoint.  Ferguson should be the next in line to fight for the lightweight title which will be decided next week in New York.

One Response to “UFC Fight Night 98 attendance and bonuses”

  1. Wil on November 6th, 2016 10:30 AM

    That isnt a bad attendance at all, quite good in fact. I would say above average for a non PPV card. Didnt watch it myself, watched the Paquiao-Vargas ppv but Im sure it didnt disappoint

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