UFC 150 Earns Year-Low $650,000 Live Gate
UFC President Dana White announced the figures during the event's post-fight press conference late Saturday evening.
UFC 150 aired live on pay-per-view with the preliminary portion of the card broadcasting live on FX and streaming on Facebook. In the main event, lightweight champ Ben Henderson successfully defended his crown against ex-titleholder Frankie Edgar in a controversial split decision. The co-main event saw Donald Cerrone score a 76-second knockout over former teammate Melvin Guillard.
The $650,000 gate stands as almost half of the previous year-low, November's UFC 139, which was headlined by a light-heavyweight tilt between Dan Henderson and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua earning the promotion $1,268,600.
By comparison, recent events included UFC 149 ($4.1 million), UFC 148 ($6,901,655) and UFC 146 ($3,428,775).
The UFC last visited Denver's Pepsi Center in September of 2011 for UFC 135, which was headlined by a light-heavyweight title clash between Jon Jones and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and earned a live gate of $2.1 million.