UFC 207 draws largest MMA attendance in Nevada

December 31, 2016

UFC 207 drew 18,533 and a live gate of $4.75 according to UFC officials post-event.  The gate set an attendance record in Nevada but lands 14th on the list of biggest gates in Nevada.

The event was a sell-out according to the UFC.  As we reported on Friday morning, there were just scattered tickets available through the T-Mobile Arena.  It was announced that they were also selling standing room only tickets.

The numbers narrowly beat out UFC 200 (18,202) for attendance but UFC 200 had the bigger gate $10.7 million.

(h/t: MMA Junkie)

In comparison UFC 141, the last Friday night show in Vegas for the company did 13,793 and a $3.1 million for Lesnar-Overeem.

Payout Perspective:

Dana White indicated that he predicted the gate to be $4.5 million and the numbers did slightly better perhaps due to the standing room only seats.  The sell out on a Friday night before New Year’s Eve shows the star power of Ronda Rousey.

35 Responses to “UFC 207 draws largest MMA attendance in Nevada”

  1. TOPS E on December 31st, 2016 5:06 PM

    Hahaha When will media stop buying dw pr spin…got a new oppened venue and broke its ” record”….its 1 most attendies but 14th!!!!! On biggest revenue…..means = cheaper tickets hahahaha enough already

  2. TOPS E on December 31st, 2016 5:13 PM

    Mmapayout just checked out the list…can you say that its 14th on nevadas “MMA biggest list ( boxing not included) hell canelo vs khan got 7 mill tcket…..mayweather pac 72 million…dw just wanted to look for number 1 and breaking records,pathetic and desperate….investors got dupped hahahaha

  3. d on December 31st, 2016 5:34 PM

    Solid numbers!!

  4. TOPS E on December 31st, 2016 10:30 PM
  5. TOPS E on January 1st, 2017 12:25 AM

    The biggest attendance figure for a Las Vegas fight came in 1982, when 29,214 crammed into a specially constructed outdoor arena at Caesars Palace to see Holmes defeat Cooney.

  6. d on January 1st, 2017 12:29 AM

    Hahaha. He has to look up ancient history. Boxing gates presently…..crickets!! Hahaha!! They don’t even fight in Vegas anymore, no one wants to see any boxing there. They had to flee the US!!

  7. TOPS E on January 1st, 2017 12:31 AM

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T2UW6XKvxeE. At 1.03 dw said its a record in las vegas history. Hahahaha.hype machine….and spinning the result,people where crying hahahaha…

  8. d on January 1st, 2017 12:34 AM

    Crying is what boxing fans are doing right now watching their sport get devoured by a superior one. Haha.

  9. d on January 1st, 2017 12:35 AM

    “2016 Is The WORST YEAR In Boxing History!!”

    -Oscar De La Hoya

  10. TOPS E on January 1st, 2017 12:37 AM

    Canelo khan this year same venue t mobile got 7.4 M gate hahahaha…

  11. Fight Fan on January 1st, 2017 12:38 AM

    D which sport holds the Ppv record for gate, revenue and ppv sales? Lol boxing my friend and set only 2 years ago. Get out of here with the boxing is dead talk.

  12. TOPS E on January 1st, 2017 12:39 AM

    5.9m rousey nunez wont even get in top 35 in boxing in nevada gate…..list above.the list is up to 35 only so its way down…negligble? Hahahahahahaha

  13. TOPS E on January 1st, 2017 12:41 AM

    Forgettble i mean hahaha

  14. d on January 1st, 2017 1:01 AM

    Canelo Khan also did about half of the ppv buys and generated no where near the same level of revenue. Hahaha!

  15. d on January 1st, 2017 1:02 AM

    FF, that’s easy, annually it is MMA.

  16. d on January 1st, 2017 1:07 AM

    Boxing is dead in the US. How can you actually not accept that reality? There biggest fight this year did 350k buys. It was pathetic. The UFC alone did 8 ppvs that were higher. HAHAHA!

    PBC is about to close shop and has failed miserably. HBO/Showtime have slashed their budgets to lower levels than Bellator, and this was an all time low in every category for boxing this year.

  17. TOPS E on January 1st, 2017 1:48 AM

    4 billion down 4 billion hahahahaha….

  18. TOPS E on January 1st, 2017 2:32 AM

    Record gate attendance?NO… Highest gate revenue? Not even close to 35th boxing even,14 in ufc event…whats the point of the pr spin,?dw thought knew it wont make anhwhere record money so he thought.lets price it cheaper so we can claim standing room.lol….enough of the hype n lies,false marketing

  19. TOPS E on January 1st, 2017 4:26 AM

    Its been 30 hours fanboys still in shock…d is all alone…wheres the oneliner” mma is taking over “when fanboys need him lol….

  20. Draco on January 1st, 2017 5:08 AM

    UFC may be 4b down but making BIG Profits.PBC is 500m down and making no profits.Haymon is now going back to Showtime with his big fights,remember him saying Free Boxing! Boxing’s biggest star can’t even guarantee 300k buys,and is biggest coward in the sport.Arum says it all the time boxing makes no profit in USA or very little nowdays.UFC is barely 20 years old and clearly on the rise.In 2016 Connor alone outdrew ENTIRE BOXING on PPV. FACT Next years are going to be even worse for Boxing.

  21. d on January 1st, 2017 8:48 AM

    Boxing’s top fight this year…..350k buys. Hahaha.

    Tops in self destruct mode.

    Hahaha.

  22. Fight Fan on January 1st, 2017 10:54 AM

    D will never answer the question of the what the highest selling PPV ever is. He always spins it into something else lol.

  23. d on January 1st, 2017 10:59 AM

    FF will never take the actual answer and look at the evidence, all he can do is run away from the argument. Here’s a perfect example:

    Who has done the most annual ppv buys in 9 out of the last 10 years- mma or boxing? Watch him run from the question. HAHA!!

  24. saldathief on January 1st, 2017 2:12 PM

    Dana Wipe lies worse the Hillary bahahaha I cant blame him they need to make themselves more relevant and important then they are. Even the NFL can admit when shit is down, Dana is a hype queen that only 14 year olds believe

  25. TOPS E on January 1st, 2017 2:47 PM

    Dw used 2015 as theyre marketing tool for the sale…which was mcgregor and rousey…now one is out 8 months the other the other also not there…..investors are pissed they got duped by the fetitas …also mmaaa for 2017 hahaha

  26. TOPS E on January 1st, 2017 2:50 PM

    I wonder how much would fox pay now hahahaha

  27. d on January 1st, 2017 11:41 PM

    It really doesn’t matter if WME doesn’t turn the business for a profit, the fact is the sport is at an all time high, while boxing is at an all time low.

    FYI, FOX Is rumored to be paying 250-350m for the extension.

  28. Fight Fan on January 2nd, 2017 9:53 AM

    An all time high? Lol then why can’t they touch boxings highest ppv records? Who’s gonna even sell a Ufc ppv besides McTapper? lol

  29. d on January 2nd, 2017 1:46 PM

    The do, they beat boxing every year in ppvs. It isn’t even close. Hahaha.

    Who is going to sell a ppv period in boxing? Bellator has bigger ppv stars than the entire sport of boxing. Hahaha.

  30. Fight Fan on January 2nd, 2017 1:51 PM

    Keep dreaming d, no ufc fight will ever top May Pac, they can’t even break 2 mil lol

  31. d on January 2nd, 2017 2:03 PM

    They already did top May-Pac- they had more buys last year than all of boxing including May-Pac.

    You just can’t accept the truth. Haha!

  32. Fight Fan on January 2nd, 2017 4:02 PM

    D always twisting and dodging lol. Not one ppv can touch it. Even May Canelo smokes all UFC ppvs ever.

  33. lol on January 2nd, 2017 7:05 PM

    @ Fight Fan, even though the UFC is doing back to back big ppvs in a year, it’s all just short term gain. It’s the long term that really matters. In the long term, Boxing is looking a lot better than the UFC.

  34. d on January 2nd, 2017 11:28 PM

    You keep accusing others of dodging facts while you are dodging facts.

    Outside of 2014 where their two biggest ppv stars didn’t fight and half of their headliners were injured, can you name the last year when boxing did more ppv buys than mma did?

  35. d on January 3rd, 2017 10:30 PM

    “@ Fight Fan, even though the UFC is doing back to back big ppvs in a year, it’s all just short term gain. It’s the long term that really matters. In the long term, Boxing is looking a lot better than the UFC.”

    This is someone who suffers from massive delusions.

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