The numbers didn’t quite match UFC 200’s numbers, but Diaz vs. McGregor 2 did well.
Diaz and McGregor pulled in a crowd of 15,539, which produced a gate of $7,692,010. The gate was the fifth highest in UFC history.
UFC 200, by comparison, drew 18,202 spectators for a gate of $10.7 million.
The rematch was a strong draw, and the fight lived up to the hype.
Diaz finished McGregor in two rounds in their first fight, but the rematch went all five rounds. It was a back and forth battle, but at the end of the night, the judges scored it as a majority decision in McGregor’s favor.
Will there be a trilogy fight? It certainly looks like the numbers add up to support a third bout, but McGregor still holds the featherweight championship, so it’s unclear how soon another bout between the two might take place.