UFC 246 Attendance, Gate, Bonuses
Conor McGregor continues to prove his drawing power with another major-earnings night for the UFC in Las Vegas, Nevada, at UFC 246.
The T-Mobile Arena drew an attendance of 19,040, producing a gate of $11,089,129.30.
The gate is the third-biggest of the now seven pay-per-view events headlined by McGregor — with only UFC 229 and UFC 205 producing higher-grossing gates. It’s also the fourth-largest gate in UFC history, just behind those two pay-per-views, as well as UFC 129.
No Fight of the Night bonuses was handed out. Instead, for the first time in UFC history, five fighters earned performance bonuses. The five recipients were McGregor, Alexei Oleinik, Brian Kelleher, Carlos Diego Ferreira and Drew Dober.
McGregor finished Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in just 40 seconds in the evening’s main event.
Oleinik, Kelleher and Ferreira all scored submission victories on the main card. Oleinik scored a second-round armbar of Maurice Greene, Kelleher submitted Ode Osbourne with a first-round guillotine choke and Ferreira submitted Anthony Pettis in the second round with a rear-naked choke.
Dober opened the televised preliminary card with a 70-second knockout of Nasrat Haqparast.