UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch drew an attendance of 18,186 to Acer Arena on Saturday night (Sunday local time) in Sydney, Australia, according to company officials.
That number was good enough to push the UFC’s gate receipts to $3.5 million, which is a significant matter. The promotion was in Sydney around this time last year for UFC 110. The attendance was similar, drawing 17,431 fans, but UFC 127 dwarfed the gate receipt totals of $2.5 million for UFC 110.
Cain Velasquez defeated Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in the main event last year. This year, at UFC 127, B.J. Penn and Jon Fitch fought to a three-round majority draw.