UFC 152 live gate and Fight Night bonusesPosted on September 23, 2012, 02:19 AM by Mike Drahota
UFC 152 provided a solid card all said and done, and the Fight Night bonuses were headed up by Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones for his Kimura victory over Vitor Belfort. Jones continues to ride his momentum as one of the best fighters in the game today. Cub Swanson earned the $65,000 prize for Knockout of the Night, which makes two in a row for him. Knocking out Charles Oliveira with one punch was impressive, and Swanson continues to law his way back towards a rematch with Jose Aldo. The two met in WEC with Aldo landing an incredible flying knee for the victory. Finally, TJ Grant and Evan Dunham won the award for Fight of the Night.
The gate numbers are in and the event drew a reported $1.8 million live gate from the Air Canada Center in Toronto. There were 16,800 fans who attended the event which saw the very first Flyweight champion crowned. Vitor Belfort had Jones in a vicious armbar that appeared to almost submit Jones, but the champ refused to tap. All together, the events showcased some precise, effective performances from some great fighters tonight.