UFC on FOX 26 is in the books. Making their first trip to Winnipeg since 2013, the show drew 8,862 fans for a live gate of $781,359.
Not surprisingly, that number is down from their UFC 161 numbers. That event, headlined by Rashad Evans against Dan Henderson, drew 14,754 fans for a gate of over $3 million. The numbers for this event are also down from UFC on FOX 25. Taking place at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York and headlined by Chris Weidman and Kelvin Gastelum, that card drew 11,198 fans for a gate of $1 million.
The card is comparable to UFC on FOX 21, which also took place in Canada. That event, headlined by Demian Maia and Carlos Condit, drew 10,533 for a gate of $995,624.
This marks the third lowest UFC on FOX gate total in event history.
On the bonus side of things, Alessio Di Chirico, Nordine Taleb, Julian Marquez and Darren Stewart all took home an extra $50,000 with their performances.
Di Chirico for his knockout of Oluwale Bamgbose, Taleb for his knockout of Danny Roberts, and Marquez and Stewart for their fight, which was won by Marquez via submission. Despite his knockout of Ricardo Lamas, Josh Emmett was not eligible for a bonus due to missing weight on Friday.
Performance Bonus: Alessio Di Chirico
Performance Bonus: Nordine Taleb
Fight of the Night: Julian Marquez and Darren Stewart