Saturday’s UFC 221 event drew an announced attendance of 12.437 and a live gate of $3.6 million AUD (approximately $2,810,520 USD).
UFC officials announced the totals following UFC 221, which took place at Perth Arena in Perth, Western Australia.The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
UFC exec Dave Shaw said the total served as the largest gross ever earned in a sporting event at Perth Arena.
The event marked the UFC’s debut in Western Australia, though it was the 12th event overall in Australia in company history.
Australia’s largest UFC attendance came with “UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm” in November 2015. The event – a rare UFC stadium show – took place at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne and drew an attendance figure of 56,214 and a live gate of $6.8 million.
Australia’s largest arena/non-stadium show was “UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch” in February 2011. The event, which took place at Acer Arena (now called Qudos Bank Arena), drew 18,186 attendees and a $3.5 million gate.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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