UFC Fight Night 136 attendance, gate and bonuses

September 15, 2018

UFC Fight Night 136 drew 22,603 fans for a live gate of $1.84 million in its debut in Russia.  The announced attendance was disclosed by the UFC post-event.

It was the first event ever event in the country and it was the highest-attended Fight Night this year.

According to John Morgan of MMA Junkie, there were 21,273 tickets sold.  The UFC has indicated it is the fight largest crowd in UFC history and the “biggest MMA event in Russia.”

Main eventer Aleksei Oleinik led the Performance Bonuses after he submitted Mark Hunt in the first round.  Jan Blachowicz earned a Performance Bonus with his submission of the returning Nikita Krylov.  Magomed Ankalaev earned a bonus for his KO of Marcin Prachnio.  Finally, Petr Yan earned a Fight of the Night bonus for his win over Jin Soo Son.  Son was not eligible for a bonus since he missed weight.

Payout Perspective:

The attendance at the event ensures a return to Russia.  There were a lot of quality fights on this Fight Pass card.  Notably, one must wonder what the UFC will do with Mark Hunt.  He is one of the top-paid fighters on the roster and is also suing the UFC and Dana White.  It’s hard to cut Hunt without it looking conspicuous in light of the legal issues but it’s clear that his fight skills are diminishing.

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