UFC 110 draws 17,831 spectators; Lytle, Velasquez, Sotiropoulos and Stevenson get bonuses

UFC 110 draws 17,831 spectators; Lytle, Velasquez, Sotiropoulos and Stevenson get bonuses

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Ultimate Fighting Championship management declared that the promotion’s first ever event in Australia, UFC 110: Nogueira vs Velasquez, 17,831 attendees to Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia, for a reported $2.5 million gate receipt. These numbers make UFC 110 the most successful event outside North America, beating UFC 105: Vera vs Couture in Manchester, England.

Meanwhile, UFC 110 victors Chris Lytle, Cain Velasquez, George Sotiropoulos and Joe “Daddy” Stevenson earned additional $50k bonus to their purse, for their fantastic performances in the event. Chris Lytle earned the “Submission of the Night” award for his vicious knee-bar that left Brian Foster screaming in pain, as the George Sotiropoulos and Joe Stevenson earned “Fight of the Night” award for entertaining the Australian crowd with extraordinary grappling techniques.

Finally, the main-eventer Cain Velasquez proved critics wrong with a devastating combo that dropped the legendary Minotauro Nogueira in a classic “Knockout of the Night” fashion. Cain Velasquez earned his place in line for a shot at Brock Lesnar’s Heavyweight Title, but will probably have to wait as Shane Carwin and Frank Mir are the first option for a fight against the former WWE Superstar.

Notes:

UFC 109 fighters received $60k bonuses
UFC 110 had only 4 preliminary fights, as Elvis Sinosic vs Chris Haseman bout was cancelled
Acer Arena in Sydney (also known as The SuperDome) can hold up to 21,000 spectators
UFC 105 drew 16,693 spectators, 1,138 less than UFC 110

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/PrideFC PrideFC

    all the tickets sold within 1hour of when they were put up.. they could of doubled the prices and still sold out.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ston3pony ston3pony

    “Cain Velasquez earned his place in line for a shot at Brock Lesnar’s Heavyweight Title, but will probably have to wait as Shane Carwin and Frank Mir are the first option”

    I really doubt that. Cain smashed Nog in dramatic fashion. He has got to be the #1 contender. Even if it was the plan before the fight for Frank or Shane to get the shot, I would bet that plan has changed.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Krogan Krogan

    It hasn’t, Dana said at the post fight pres conference that Cain will get the shot if the winner of Carwin vs Mir gets injured. You have to realize that Carwin was suppose to fight Lesnar last year, you really think if he should beat Mir that he deserves to fight yet another opponent for a title shot and who would that be?

    My prediction is that Cain will have to sit on the fence for a few months and face most likely Dos Santos after he wins his next fight.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/HunterB HunterB

    his next fight should be dos santos, i dont think he can beat junior

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Zombiepower Zombiepower

    Great crowed

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UrHype UrHype

    Good to see Joe & George get the bonus, tough fight & Joe is a warrior for sure.