Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone

Bellator 106 Ticket Sales Show Majority Were Complimentary or Unsold

Posted on by Erik Fontanez

Eddie-Alvarez-Michael-Chandler-Bellator-0783Bellator 106 had 4,189 tickets sold, with 5,855 tickets going unsold, according to information received by MMAWeekly.com from the California Department of Consumer Affairs on Thursday.

Of the total amount of tickets printed for consumers, 2,407 were complimentary, which represented over 36 percent of those in attendance.

The total attendance, including purchased and complimentary tickets, was 6,596.

A CDCA official would not reveal the total gate revenue for the event, but based off of a document obtained by MMAWeekly.com, which showed the number of tickets sold and cost for each section, the estimated gate is just under $359,000.

Bellator officials did not respond to a request for comment at the time of this publication.

Bellator 106 became the highest rated show the MMA promotion ever put on in terms of television numbers. For its broadcast on Spike TV, Saturday’s event drew an average of 1.1 million viewers and peaked at 1.4 million viewers during the Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez main event rematch.

Company CEO Bjorn Rebney explained that the ratings were a large success for Bellator, and he anticipates more of the same with fight cards going forward.

“I’m not much for predicting exactly where numbers will hit or what we’ll do,” Rebney told MMAWeekly.com earlier this week, “but I’m anticipating we’ll do real strong numbers this Friday night.”

Bellator’s next card takes place on Friday, Nov. 8, in Oklahoma. The card, dubbed Bellator 107, is headlined by former UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo fighting Peter Graham in the heavyweight tournament final.

Bellator 106 took place at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, Calif. on Saturday, Nov. 2.

(Follow @Erik_Fontanez on Twitter)

Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

  • Seth

    Rebney will love to get “another plate” of that for sure. Stupid tool.

  • ediggy

    the other category is tickets sold and people didn’t go.. like me!! War TITO!!!

  • bajafox

    No surprise there, a month prior it was reported they had only sold about 1,100 tickets and that was before Tito/Rampage got scrapped

  • JDMMA

    and this was suppose to be their biggest card ever

  • bcoy

    The reality is nobody is going to pay yo see second and third tier fighters except friends and family if these fighters. Bellator , Viacom needs to quit trying to compete with the ufc and accept they are a farm system or semi pro league. All bellator fights should always be free otherswise Viacom will scrap it or sell it eventually.
    Just the harsh truth.

  • Charles

    Fact is that UFC over saturates the MMA market for PPVs. It knows this, that’s why it has free fights. To think that a second tier league that is still relatively new and is constantly headlined by people people that couldn’t even headline the UFC is ridiculous. Tito vs Rampage couldn’t even headline a UFC PPV, maybe a free Wed night UFC at best, Bellator was delusional to think they could carry their PPV.