UFC Hidalgo Gate and Attendance Among Lowest of the Year

September 18, 2016

The Ultimate Fighting Championship went to the Texas/Mexico boarder for UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Johnson in Hidalgo, Texas.

While several of the fights delivered in the excitement category, particularly the final two bouts, the lack of marquee names amounted to a lackluster draw. The card pulled in 5,624 fans to State Farm Arena, amassing a live gate of $323,419. Both figures are amongst the lowest of the year for the UFC.

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Dustin Poirier vs Michael JohnsonMichael Johnson did his part in the main event, however, immediately taking the fight to Dustin Poirier. Johnson stormed Poirier, dropping and finishing him 1:35 into the first round.

Derek Brunson followed a similar path in the night’s co-main event. He floored Uriah Hall and finished him off at the 1:41 mark of their fight. It was his fourth consecutive first-round knockout.

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