UFC 124 Attendance and BonusesPosted on December 12, 2010, 12:35 AM by Anton Gurevich
UFC 124 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada promised and delivered a great night of MMA action. UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre defended his title for the fifth consecutive time, defeating Josh Koscheck via a Unanimous Decision. In the co-main event attraction of the night, Stefan Struve managed to TKO Sean McCorkle, as Mac Danzig, Jim Miller and Thiago Alves all grabbed important victories in other UFC 124 main card bouts.
UFC 124 broke the North American attendance record, with 23,152 spectators at the Bell Centre, which cashed in the promotion $4.586 million gate receipt. Despite early predictions, UFC did not break the World Attendance record and gate receipt record ($4.8 million). Dana White's promotion will return to Canada on April 30th with UFC 131, which will take place at the famous Rogers Centre in Toronto.
UFC also awarded 100,000$ bonuses for the top performers of the night. It's the biggest bonus since UFC 100, where fighters got the same amount of bonus money.
UFC 124: GSP vs. Koscheck 2 Bonuses
Fight of the Night: Georges St. Pierre vs. Josh Koscheck
KO of the Night: Mac Danzig
Sub of the Night: Mark Bocek and Jim Miller (50,000 dollars each)
Full Results (via FightoftheNight.com):
Georges St-Pierre defeats Josh Koscheck by unanimous decision (50-45 x5)
Stefan Struve defeat Sean McCorkle by TKO at 3.55mins of Rd1
Jim Miller defeats Charles Oliveira by submission (knee-bar) at 1.59mins of Rd1
Mac Danzig defeats Joe Stevenson by KO at 1.54mins of Rd1
Thiago Alves defeats John Howard by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Dan Miller defeats Joe Doerksen by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Mark Bocek defeats Dustin Hazelett by submission (triangle choke) at 2.33mins of Rd1
Jesse Bongfeldt and Rafael Natal fight to a majority draw
Sean Pierson defeats Matt Riddle by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Ricardo Almeida defeats TJ Grant by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
John Makdessi defeats Pat Audinwood by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)