UFC 275 marked a first. It was the first PPV event to be held in Singapore. And to the chagrin on the fans the card delivered despite being a little shy of a typical US card star power.
Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira delivered a classic bout. Prochazka became a UFC champion with just 3 UFC bouts under his belt. He previously fought in Rizin.
The crowd even gave Prochazka and Teixiera a standing ovation going into round 5.
Co-main event featured a title fight between Taila Santos and longtime flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko.
But even the fights further down the card had good finishes. Silvana Gomez Juarez, Hayisaer Maheshate, Jack Della Maddalena, Jake Matthews, and Zhang Weili all delivered and delighted the audiences.
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This is perhaps why the UFC brass opted to hand out a bonus to all finishers on the card.
UFC was able to gross over $1 million just off of gate attendance alone.
Gate: $1,546,732 USD
Attendance: 10,787 (sold out, 16th consecutive sell out with full capacity, sporting event gate record)
Fight of the Night: Glover vs. Jiri.
In addition to the UFC bonuses, Fan bonus – paid out in crypto went to Valentina Shevchenko ($30,000), Jiri Prochazka ($20,000) and Zhang Weili ($10,000).
Visibly absent? Both Dana White and Joe Rogan passed on attending the card. While White was busy celebrating his son’s birthday Rogan has been stepping away from international travel for a while now due to difficulty dealing with jet leg.