UFC 239 attendance, gate and bonuses

July 7, 2019

UFC 239 took place Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The promotion awarded four bonuses highlighted by Jorge Masvidal’s record-setting KO of Ben Askren.

Perhaps the theme of the $50K bonuses Saturday were Knockouts.

Masvidal’s knee to Askren’s head ended the fight in just 5 seconds.  In addition, Amanda Nunes garnered a Performance Bonus for her headkick and follow up stoppage of Holly Holm.  Jan Blachowicz silenced Luke Rockhold with a solid fist to the jaw and earned him a bonus as well.  Yadong drew the only bonus awarded on the undercard with his KO of Alejandro Perez.

The event at T-Mobile drew 18,358 for a gate of $6,063,707.11.  The attendance, bonus and gate were announced post-event.

Payout Perspective:

The attendance and gate numbers bested last year’s annual July event in Vegas as UFC 226 drew 17,464 for a gate of $5,677,238.  Perhaps the uptick in attendance may have been due to Jon Jones’ appearance in the main event.  Arguably, last year’s Miocic-Cormier fight looked more competitive on paper.  The bonuses were reflective of the multiple stoppages on the card.

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