The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official numbers for World Series of Fighting’s inaugural event.
According to the NSAC, the upstart mixed martial arts promotion attracted a total of 5,575 fans inside Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. However, 4,079 of those tickets were issued as comps.
Therefore, only 1,499 fans actually paid for entrance.
The November 3rd show garnered a live gate of $82,608.22. The card’s total disclosed payroll was $352,000, with former UFC heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski pocketing the night’s largest purse of $60,000.
Half of his paycheck came via win bonus for his lopsided victory over Devin Cole.
The NBC Sports Network (formerly known as Versus Network) aired the main card live. The broadcast captured a reported 198,000 viewers.
From an MMA fan’s standpoint, perhaps the most significant numbers reported by the commission are 0-20, as in nobody on the card’s entire roster tested positive for any illegal substances.
All 20 fighters who participated in the event were screened for performance-enhancing drugs and recreational drugs and each came up clean.