Denver, Colorado was the home of UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar 2 this Saturday night with UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson earning a hard fought, controversial, split decision win over former champion Frankie Edgar.

Dana White announced at the press conference that UFC 150 sold $650,000 in tickets with an audience of 15,008 people at the Pepsi Center.

The UFC President feels with the Colorado wildfires and the “Dark Knight Rises” shootings that UFC 150 was going to suffer in ticket sales.

“It was the worst gate since 2007 for a pay-per-view,” Dana White said at the UFC 150 post-fight media scrum.  “We’ve all been talking about it.  The shootings here, the fires, it’s been a really bad summer for this place.  Once all that stuff was going down, we thought, ‘it’s not going to be a good gate here.’

The live gate of $650,000 is a significant decrease in ticket sales for the UFC, but it wasn’t unexpected due to the circumstances.  UFC 150 will stand as the lowest paid pay-per-view gate this summer.

Recent UFC Live Pay-Per-View Gates:

UFC 148 Silva vs. Sonnen 2: $6,901,655 live gate (15,104 attendance)

UFC 149 Barao vs. Faber: $4.1 million live gate (16,089 attendance)

UFC 146 Dos Santos vs. Mir: $3,428,775 live gate (14,674 attendance)

UFC 150 Henderson vs. Edgar 2: $650,000 live gate (15,008 attendance)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC Fight Night 102 Attendance and Gate Numbers from Albany | MMAWeekly.com

  • a day ago
  • 3 views

The UFC returned to The Empire State on Friday, just one month after its debut at Madison Square Garden, for its sophomore effort. read news >>

Dana White Says Joe Rogan is Going Nowhere | MMAWeekly.com

  • 17 hours ago
  • 47 views

While many rumors have swirled amidst all the changes at the UFC, company president Dana White says Joe Rogan is going nowhere. read news >>

UFC 206 attendance: Event draws highest attendance in UFC's Air Canada Centre history

  • 7 hours ago
  • 1 views

TORONTO – Saturday’s UFC 206 event drew an announced attendance of 18,057 for a live gate of $2,429,300 CAD (approx. $1,843,101 USD).Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 206 attendance: Event nears highest attendance in UFC's Air Canada Centre history

  • 7 hours ago
  • 1 views

TORONTO – Saturday’s UFC 206 event drew an announced attendance of 18,057 for a live gate of $2,429,300 CAD (approx. $1,843,101 USD).Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

After meeting, UFC 206's Donald Cerrone says Dana White '1,000' percent receptive to concerns

  • 6 hours ago
  • 5 views

TORONTO – After exchanging words in the press, UFC welterweight Donald Cerrone met with promotion president Dana White to hash things out, and it apparently went “very good.”Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis Live Gate and Attendance from Toronto | MMAWeekly.com

  • 6 hours ago
  • 2 views

The Air Canada Centre in Toronto hosted the UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis pay-per-view event on Saturday and was filled to capacity. read news >>

Ronda Rousey Shrugs Off Dana White After Amanda Nunes Face-off | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago
  • 387 views

Ronda Rousey made a surprise appearance at the UFC 205 weigh-in, but things didn't go all that smoothly when Dana White tried to get her to talk. read news >>

Conor McGregor Snags a Second Belt and a Bonus at UFC 205 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 25 views

UFC president Dana White announced the fighter bonuses stemming from UFC 205 during the event's post-fight press conference at Madison Square Garden. read news >>

Video: Watch Dana White's full post-UFC 205 interview with the media in New York

  • 28 days ago
  • 37 views

NEW YORK – After Saturday’s historic UFC 205 card at Madison Square Garden in New York, UFC President Dana White met with the media.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Dana White got Tyron Woodley's belt to put around Conor McGregor's waist after UFC 205 win

  • 28 days ago
  • 41 views

NEW YORK – As it turns out, the second UFC belt given to Conor McGregor wasn’t his featherweight title. Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>