UFC on Fox 24 attendance, gate and bonuses
April 15, 2017
Demetrious Johnson, Robert Whittaker, Louis Smolka and Tim Elliott earned bonuses of the night for UFC on Fox 24. The event, which aired Saturday night on Fox, drew a record for a sporting event at The Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
Johnson earned his bonus after submitting jiu jitsu specialist Wilson Reis with an armbar. Whittaker upset Jacare Souza via TKO in the second round. Smolka and Elliott earned a Fight of the Night bonus for their fight which was the opener on the televised prelims portion. It was a back and forth grappling contest which was won by Elliott. All earned $50,000.
The event was well-received in Kansas City as the event drew 12,171 for a live gate of $1,081,193 million. According to MMA Junkie it is the highest earning sports event in venue history.
The bonuses, attendance and gate figures were announced post-event.
Another dominating performance for Johnson as he made it look easy against Reis. Despite not being a PPV draw, Johnson does well on Fox cards and his dominance should really be marketed more by the UFC.