UFC on Fight Night 5 attendance, gate and bonuses

August 3, 2019

UFC on ESPN +5 took place Saturday afternoon from Newark, New Jersey.   The card’s main event saw Colby Covington dominate Robbie Lawlor for a unanimous decision victory.

The event took place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.  The Fight of the Night saw Antonina Shevchenko score a submission victory over Lucile Pudilova in a back and forth fight.  Also receiving Performance Bonuses were Matt Schnell with a submission victory over Jordan Espinosa and Nasrat Haqparast with a KO victory over Joaquim Silva.

According to UFC officials post-fight, the event drew 10,427 for a gate of $687,778.  It was the lowest attendance and gate for a UFC on ESPN event thus far and the lowest for a UFC event at the venue.

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One might have to think that the afternoon start likely hurt the attendance for this event.  There were a number of local area fighters on the card to entice people to come, yet the numbers this time around were low.

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