12-14-2012, 10:06 PM
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| | UFC on FX Fight Bonuses, Live Gate, and Attendance
GOLD COAST, Australia – Saturday's "UFC on FX 6: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson" card drew an announced attendance of 5,133 fans for a live gate of $900,000. |
MMAjunkie.com (MMAjunkie.com) confirmed the figures with UFC officials following the show's post-event news conference. The gate figure was said to be a record for the venue.
UFC on FX 6 took place at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland, Australia. The night's four-fight main card aired on FXX following prelims on FX and Facebook.
While the number of complimentary tickets issued was not revealed, the figures represent an average of $175.34 in revenue generated per ticket issued.
In the UFC on FX 6 main event, British slugger Ross Pearson dominated rival "TUF: Smashes" coach George Sotiropoulos en route to a third-round TKO win.
Additionally, two "TUF" champions were crowned as Robert Whittaker picked up the season's welterweight crown with a decision win over Brad Scotr and Norman Parke claimed the lightweight title with a decision win over Colin Fletcher.
UFC on FX 6 was the promotion's first visit to Gold Coast. The company's three previous visits, which all generated crowds of more than 14,000 fans, took place in Sydney at the much larger Allphones Arena.
GOLD COAST, Australia – Ben Alloway (13-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Cody Donovan (8-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Nick Penner (11-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) each earned $40,000 bonuses for their performances at this weekend's UFC on FX 6 event. |
Alloway earned the "Knockout of the Night" award and Donovan and Penner picked up "Fight of the Night" honors. With no tapouts on the night, there was no "Submission of the Night" awards.
UFC officials announced the winners and bonus amounts following the event, which took place Saturday at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, and was attended by MMAjunkie.com (MMAjunkie.com). The card aired on Friday morning in North America due to the time difference.
The event's main card aired on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.
Alloway had to pick up two TKO wins to score his "Knockout of the Night" bonus. The first over opponent Manuel Rodriguez was an errant call after referee Steve Perceval didn't see an Alloway low blow and waved off the fight. However, after consulting with UFC officials (who were acting as the commission without a third-party organization present), the fight carried on, and Alloway delivered a more spectacular finish with a front kick to the chin and a few follow-up punches on the floor.
Donovan and Penner fought in the evening's first preliminary bout, which streamed on Facebook. Despite lasting less than five minutes, the action-packed affair when back-and-forth throughout. Penner scored an early knockdown, setting the tone for the fight. But each time he looked to move in for a finish, Donovan threatened with dangerous submission attempts. After two such series, it was Donovan who turned the tables with an overhand left that sent penner crashing to the floor. Donovan followed up for the TKO win, but both fighters earned a "Fight of the Night" bonus check for their efforts.
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