The UFC’s latest offering in England brought out a sellout crowd of 17,133 fans to London’s O2 Arena, while packing a gate of £1.6 million ($2.6 million), according to UFC officials at the post fight press conference.
The crowd in England almost went home without a British victory on the main card, but Michael Bisping did his part to defeat Yoshihiro Akiyama to close the night. The two main event fighters also took home “Fight of the Night” honors with a $50,000 bonus check to boot.
Carlos Condit silenced the O2 Arena with his vicious knockout of Briton Dan Hardy in the first round of their welterweight showdown at UFC 120. Condit not only scored his third win in the Octagon, but also a $50,000 bonus for “Knockout of the Night.”
The “Submission of the Night” went to preliminary card fighter Paul Sass, as he finished Mark Holst with a triangle choke in the first round of their fight. He also earned a $50,000 bonus for his efforts.
(UPDATED / 9:30 a.m. PT on Oct. 17 to update gate amount in British pounds with conversion to American dollars.)