UFC Fight Night 119 attendance and bonuses

October 28, 2017

UFC Fight Night 119 took place at Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil.  The event was a sell out although the Brazilian fans left disappointed as Derek Brunson KO’d the returning Lyoto Machida in the main event.

The UFC announced the attendance and bonuses post-event.

For his work, Brunson earned one of the Performance bonuses of the Night.  Pedro Munhoz earned the other Performance bonus with his submission of Rob Font.  The Fight of the Night went to Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos and Max Griffin which aired on the FS2 Prelims. Dos Santos won via unanimous decision.  Each drew $50,000 bonuses.

The attendance was reported as a sellout of 10,265.  As is custom with Brazilian events, the gate was not announced.

Payout Perspective:

It was a disappointing night for Brazilian fans as Machida was knocked out and Colby Covington defeated Demian Maia in the co-main event.  He then trashed the country in a post-fight interview in the Octagon.  The report of a sell-out reflects the fact that Brazil is still a big market for the UFC.  This past March it drew over 14,000 fans in Fortaleza, Brazil for Fight Night 106.

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