UFC London became a huge success with some record breaking feats. Reportedly, UFC made a whopping $4.5M with a staggering 17,081 fight fans attending the event.
Apparently, this was the highest grossing single sporting event in the history of both UFC fight night and O2 arena. According to UFC Officials, every finish on tonight’s card received a bonus.
Announced Gate: $4.5M
Announced Attendance: 17,081
Dana White stated that there would not be a higher second than these days to announce the bonuses in view that this was the largest fight night in the records of UFC.
“It’s the biggest Fight Night in UFC history. We broke that record.”
“The fights were incredible, the fans were incredible. How do you not give everybody who participated tonight a bonus?” Dana White added.
There were 9 Performance of the Night winners in total. These fighters took home an extra $50,000 bonus.
Performance of the Night winners: Tom Aspinall, Arnold Allen, Paddy Pimblett, Molly McCann, Ilia Topuria, Makwan Amirkhani, Sergei Pavlovich, Paul Craig, Muhammad Mokaev.
UFC London had the best UFC Fight Night card
UFC London had some astonishing moments that sent the people on their feet and that made them go berserk.
Tom Aspinall showcased a perfect performance earlier inside O2 Arena in London, England, when the heavyweight contender stopped Alexander Volkov via first-round submission in their main event clash.
Lightweight sensation Paddy Pimblett scored another memorable stoppage when he ended Kazula Vargas with a 1st-round submission just like he predicted.
Rising featherweight contender Arnold Allen set a career milestone when he demolished Dan Hooker to secure his 9th-straight win.
Flyweight prospect Muhammad Mokaev made a huge Octagon debut when he finished Cody Durden via 1st-round guillotine.
Paul Craig scored another submission finish when he stopped Nikita Krylov with a 1st-round triangle choke.
Featherweight veteran Makwan Amirkhani ended his 3-fight losing streak with an anaconda submission finish over Mike Grundy.
Sergei Pavlovich secured his third-straight knockout finish with a huge win against the veteran, Shamil Abdurakhimov.
Ilia Topuria shook off an early head kick KO to stop Lightweight fighter Jai Herbert with an insane one-punch knockout finish.
Molly McCann scored the biggest win of her career when she demolished Luana Carolina with a devastating spinning elbow knockout. This can also be the “Knockout of the year” but Dana insisted on waiting as there could be more in the store.