UFC 247: Attendance, Gate, Bonuses
The returning Jon Jones once again helped bring in a profit for the UFC as they showcased UFC 247 inside the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
An all-time revenue record was created inside the Toyota Center, as the gate was $3,549, 418.00. The attendance was 17,041. Jones beat Dominick Reyes via unanimous decision to retain his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. In the co-main event, Valentina Shevchenko defeated Katlyn Chookagian via TKO to retain her UFC Flyweight Title.
Fight of the Night went to a bout featuring a last-minute replacement. James Krause accepted a fight against Trevin Giles after weigh-ins. He took over for Antonio Arroyo, who collapsed and did not feel well heading into the fight.
Giles (12-2) and Krause (27-8) competed in a fight that surprised many, considering how little time the latter had to prepare. Krause utilized his submission game to dominate the first round. Using innovative moves, the 33-year-old had Giles in various holds that almost got him in trouble. Giles, however, managed to slip out of them.
Krause was literally saved by the bell at the end of round two, as having less than 22 hours to prepare affected his durability. Giles hammered away at Krause until the bell. The third round was exciting, but ultimately, Giles won via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).
Performances of the Night went to Mario Bautista and Khaos Williams. Bautista hit Miles Johns with a flying knee that knocked him out in the second round. The real winner of the night was Khaos Williams, who only needed 27 seconds to knock out Alex Morono thanks to a huge uppercut.
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