The debut of Herschel Walker and two championship bouts sold 4,927 tickets for a net gate of $301,424.60 at Strikeforce “Miami,” according to documents obtained by Sherdog.com from the Florida Department of Business and Regulation.
According to the paperwork, 2,083 comped tickets were distributed for the Jan. 30 event held at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., boosting the overall attendance to 7,010 spectators. The disclosed fighter payroll for the event was $469,600.
EliteXC “Heat,” held in the same venue with Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson and Gina Carano as headliners in October 2008, sold 2,680 tickets for a $559,000 gate gross gate, according to FDBR documents. “Heat’s” disclosed payroll topped out at $1,316,000.
UFC 108, held in Las Vegas over New Year’s weekend, drew 8,005 paying attendees with an additional 5,314 comped tickets for a $1,969,670 gross gate. The event’s disclosed payroll was $843,000.
The article was updated on Feb. 5 at 5:21 p.m. ET to add new information provided by the FDBR.