UFC 213 Attendance, Gate and Bonuses
The annual International Fight Week from the UFC concluded with the UFC 213 pay-per-view event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Despite refunds offered for a last-minute main event cancelation, a total attendance of 12,834 people generated a gate of $2.4 million.
The UFC originally booked Valentina Shevchenko challenging Amanda Nunes for the UFC women’s bantamweight title as the main event of UFC 213. But hours before the event, Nunes was taken to the hospital for an illness and chose not to fight. Because of the late switch, the UFC was forced to offer refunds to anyone who bought a ticket to the event.
The bout between Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker to determine the interim UFC middleweight champion, which was moved up to the main event slot, earned Fight of the Night honors. Whittaker defeated Romero via unanimous decision, winning 48-47 on all three judges’ scorecards.
Bantamweight Rob Font and lightweight Chad Laprise earned Performance of the Night honors. Font’s bout with Douglas Silva de Andrade was moved from the UFC Fight Pass prelims to the opening bout of the main card after the Nunes-Shevchenko cancelation. Font won the bout via rear-naked choke submission in the second round. Laprise defeated Brad Camozzi via third-round TKO on the preliminary card.
All bonus winners earned an additional $50,000 to their fight purses.