Despite featuring a heavyweight title fight and the UFC's long-awaited network debut, UFC on Fox failed to sell-out. According to reports by Loretta Hunt, the primetime event drew an attendance of just 11,607 individuals to Anaheim's Honda Center, falling short of the initial estimates of 14,019. The California State Athletic Commission has confirmed the numbers.
Of the 11,607 tickets, 9,864 were paid in full. 1,743 were awarded as complimentary gifts. Per MMA Junkie, the average ticket price reached $108.70.
The news indicates that UFC's network debut, while a massive success in the ratings realm, fell short of a live sell-out, despite numerous references otherwise. In contrast, the promotion's previous venture into the Honda Center, UFC 121, collected a live audience of 14,856 with a similar heavyweight championship headliner, Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez.
UFC on Fox took place on November 12th and aired live on Fox. Junior dos Santos defeated Cain Velasquez in just 64-seconds in the night's main event. For complete post-fight news, including results, bonuses, and payroll, head over to MMA Nation's comprehensive StoryStream.