UFC 114 Salaries, Numbers and PicturesPosted on May 31, 2010, 08:01 AM by Anton Gurevich
Ultimate Fighting Championship presented their 10th card of the year, headlined by the long-anticipated bad blood fight between the two former Light Heavyweight Champions Suga Rashad Evans and Quinton Rampage Jackson. Four out of five Main Card bouts went to the judges decision, leaving many knockout and submission enthusiasts disappointed.
But when it comes to numbers, UFC 114 is just behind the mythological UFC 100:
15,081 spectators at the MGM Grand Garden Arena
$3.895 million gate receipt
850,000 PPV buys (according to Dana White)
125,000 Fan Expo attendees
Also, #1 UFC Light Heavyweight Title Contender Rashad Evans was the top earner of the night, bringing home to Albuquerque no less than $435,000. The gap between rich and poor continued to grow, as the undercard combatant Joe Brammer fought the veteran Aaron Riley for only 5 thousand dollars.
UFC 114 salaries via MMAMania.com:
Cyrille Diabate -- $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Luis Cane -- $19,000