UFC 239: Attendance, Gate, Bonuses
While no Fight of the Night was named, the checkbook was still opened to hand out four performance bonuses following the events of UFC 239.
Performance bonuses, each worth $50,000, went out to Jorge Masvidal, Amanda Nunes, Jan Blachowicz and Song Yadong. All four athletes delivered big knockouts during the card.
“I’m coming for that belt. You know who deserves that belt. I deserve that next title shot. After this performance, I don’t want to say anything. I’ll let the fans do the talking." – @GamebredFighter after getting the fastest KO in @UFC history #UFC239. pic.twitter.com/Iz7rnBh4xI
— UFC News (@UFCNews) July 7, 2019
Nunes retained her UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship in the co-main event with a late first-round KO of Holly Holm to cap off three knockouts in a row on the main card. Before that fight, Masvidal set a new record for fastest UFC KO by finishing Ben Askren in five seconds. And right before that, Jan Blachowicz spoiled Luke Rockhold’s light heavyweight debut with a second-round stoppage.
Yadong knocked out Alejandro Perez to open up the ESPN portion of the preliminary card.
UFC 239 sold out the T-Mobile Arena with 18,358 in attendance for a gate of $6,063,707.11.