UFC on Fox 30 attendance and gate

July 28, 2018

UFC on Fox 30 drew 10,603 for a gate of $1.3 million Saturday night according to promotion officials post-event.

The gate is U.S. Dollars.  The main event featured Dustin Poirier against Eddie Alvarez with the Louisiana native garnering a second-round TKO.  Poirier earned a Performance bonus for his win.  The co-main event saw the return of Jose Aldo in a surprising stoppage of Jeremy Stephens in the first round.

It was the second event at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  The first occurred in July 2012 when UFC 149 took place in the venue.  It is heralded as the worst PPV ever according to an ESPN article.  However, on that night, UFC 149 drew 16,089 with a $4.1 million gate.

Payout Perspective:

Although we are doing it, its unfair to compare the first UFC PPV in a city to a televised event, but the promotion’s first event in the city did much better in attendance and gate.  While one might negate the gate due to higher prices, the attendance was much more 6 years ago.  Saturday had a much better main card than the PPV card last time around.  For comparison, last year’s UFC on Fox card in New York drew similar attendance and gate (11,198 for $1.08M gate).

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