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UFC Fight Night 25 Results: Gate And Attendance

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The UFC scores one of its best-selling live events in Ultimate Fight Night history with UFC Fight Night 25 in New Orleans.

Photo by Josh Hedges Zuffa LLC via Getty Images.
Photo by Josh Hedges Zuffa LLC via Getty Images.

New Orleans gave the UFC a warm welcome back tonight as 7,112 attended for a $685,000 live gate according to reports from the post fight press conference. New Orleans' Ernest N. Morial Convention Center hosted the event which saw its main card air on Spike TV and the preliminary fights streamed free on Facebook.

The main event saw Jake Ellenberger KO Jake Shields in 50 seconds. The co-headliner featured The Ultimate Fighter winner Court McGee taking Dongi Yang by unanimous decision after a wild three round donnybrook. 

The gate and attendance were some of the best numbers in the series' history. MMA Junkie compiled the top figures:

  • "UFC Fight Night 24: Davis vs. Nogueira" - 13,741 attendance ($1,182,850 live gate)
  • "UFC Fight Night 18: Condit vs. Kampmann" - 10,267 ($626,077)
  • "UFC Fight Night 19: Diaz vs. Guillard" - 9,490 ($577,997)
  • "UFC Fight Night 15: Diaz vs. Neer" - 9,103 ($700,00)
  • "UFC Fight Night 16: UFC Fights for the Troops" - 8,500 (n/a)*
  • "UFC Fight Night 20: Maynard vs. Diaz" - 8,078 ($753,962)
  • "UFC Fight Night 22: Marquardt vs. Palhares" - 7,724 ($595,500)
  • "UFC Fight Night 21: Florian vs. Gomi" - 7,700 ($590,685)
  • "UFC Fight Night 17: Lauzon vs. Stephens" - 7,596 ($304,000)
  • "UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou" - 7,112 ($685,000)

* - Event served as a fundraiser for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund; official figures not available