The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s third Fuel TV event, held Tuesday at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., drew an attendance of 4,592. Ticket sales generated a live gate of $343,175. These figures were released at the UFC on Fuel TV 3 post-fight press conference.
UFC on FUEL TV 3 was headlined by “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung battling Dustin Poirier in what will surely be a contender for “Fight of the Year”. The back and forth war was fought at break neck speed with neither fighter hardly slowing the pace. Chan Sung Jung eventually secured the win by D’arce Choke in the fourth round.
In comparison to the two previous UFC on FUEL TV cards, Tuesday’s event was the least attended and also garnered the lowest gate. “UFC on FUEL TV 1: Ellenberger vs. Sanchez”, took place on February 15 in Omaha, Neb., and was attended by 7, 220 people for a live gate of $405,895. On April 14, the UFC made their debut in Sweden as 15,428 fans attended “UFC on FUEL TV 2: Gustafsson vs. Silva” in Stockholm, for a live gate of $2.23 million.