A sign of the shitty economic times or just poor promotions? Last weekend’s Night of Combat 2 card in Vegas had a decent amount of star power but still tanked hardcore at the gate:
“A Night of Combat 2,” a collaborative event led by Superfights MMA promoter Skip Kelp in conjunction with Kim Couture’s KC Concepts, sold 1,063 of the 8,911 tickets available at the Thomas & Mack Center for a gate of $32,405. Tickets were set in a very reasonably priced $15-50 range, and comped tickets brought attendance up to 1,735 spectators.
Xtreme Couture standouts Jay Hieron, Mike Pyle, and John Alessio topped an 18-fighter bill that paid $160,500 in fighter purses.
Add in all the staff costs, venue rental, and 1001 other fees and you’re looking at a pretty significant loss of cash right there.