Unofficially, UFC 111 clocked in at 17,000 in attendance for a gate of $4 million. And although the Ultimate Fighting Championship can’t hold a sanctioned live event in the state of New York yet, it did manage to draw 2,200 people to Radio City Music Hall in New York City to view a live broadcast of UFC 111, according to company president Dana White.
The official figures recorded with the state of New Jersey will be the final word, but shouldn’t stray substantially from those announced at the post-fight press conference.
UFC 111 stacks up quite favorably to the promotion’s last event held at the Prudential Center in Newark, roughly doubling the gate and adding several thousand in attendance.
UFC 78, featuring Rashad Evans vs. Michael Bisping in the main event, drew an attendance of 14,071 for gate receipts of $2.1 million.
Georges St-Pierre continued his welterweight dominance with a lop-sided decision over Dan Hardy at UFC 111. Shane Carwin, with his destruction of Frank Mir, earned an all expenses paid ticket to face Brock Lesnar for the UFC heavyweight title in July.