The last UFC event of the year is in the books. Held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, UFC 219 drew 13,561 fans for a live gate of $1.76 million.
The show was headlined by Cris Cyborg retaining her women's featherweight title over Holly Holm.
The last event to take place at the T-Mobile Arena was UFC 216. On that night, Tony Ferguson captured the interim lightweight title over Kevin Lee in the main event. The co-main event featured Demetrious Johnson breaking the UFC record for title defenses when he retained his featherweight strap over Ray Borg. That card drew 10,638 fans for a gate of $677,999.
Of the four UFC pay-per-view events to take place at T-Mobile Arena this year, UFC 219 had the highest attendance, but the third highest gate. UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2 drew 13,150 fans for a gate of $2.38 million while UFC 213: Romero vs. Whittaker drew 12,834 and a $2.4 million fate.
UFC 219's numbers are way down from last year's year-end event at T-Mobile. That card was headlined by Ronda Rousey's return to the octagon, drawing 18,533 fans and a $4.75 million gate.
As far as the fights go, the event saw just two finishes in 10 fights.
Tim Elliott took home a Performance of the Night bonus for his second round submission over Mark De La Rosa. Despite getting Marc Diakiese to tap in the third round to a guillotine choke, Dan Hooker did not walk away with a Performance of the Night bonus. Instead, Khabib Nurmagomedov earned those honors for his one-sided beatdown of Edson Barboza.
The women's featherweight title fight was awarded Fight of the Night.
Elliott, Nurmagomedov, Holm, and Cyborg pocketed an extra $50,000 for their efforts.
UFC 219 Full Information:
Gate: $1.76 million
Fight of the Night ($50K each): Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm
Performance of the Night ($50K): Tim Elliott
Performance of the Night ($50K): Khabib Nurmagomedov