UFC 246 event drew an announced attendance of 19 040 fans for a live gate of $11 089 129,30.
The figures were announced by UFC officials following crazy night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+, reports MMA Junkie.
The attendance figure was the second highest in the UFC’s long history in Las Vegas. Only UFC 229 in October 2018 had a higher attendance number. That event’s gate was north of $17 million for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s lightweight title win over Conor McGregor.
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In the UFC 246 main event, McGregor (22-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) needed just 40 seconds to stop the UFC’s all-time wins leader – Donald Cerrone (36-14 MMA, 23-11 UFC), with a clean TKO.
McGregor was fighting for the first time in 15 months and got his first official win in more than three years.