Simply watching last night’s UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall 2 it was easy to tell that the crowd at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida was sparse.
At the event’s post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White let us all know just how sparse when he revealed that the fight card drew 6,635 people to the arena for a live gate of $329,110.
Though it isn’t saying much since there have only been three events in the FX series so far, but those are the lowest numbers pulled in by one of the shows. However, UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller, which was held in Nashville, only slightly out-performed UFC on FX 3 with a live gate of $334,860.
White admitted his vexation at the “tough” South Florida market and said that it will likely be awhile before the promotion returns to an area with such chronically low ticket sales.
In the night’s headliner, Demetrious Johnson defeated Ian McCall in a rematch of their flyweight tournament fight to earn a shot at the vacant flyweight title against Joseph Benavidez.