UFC Fight Night Makes FS1 Debut, Drawing 12,539 In Boston
Last night's UFC Fight Night at TD Garden featuring Chael Sonnen and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua drew an announced attendance of 12,539 and a live gate of $1.5M. It was UFC's first telecast on FS1, and its "second visit to Boston" (MMAJUNKIE.com, 8/17). From "multiple upsets to brutal knockouts," the event was "wildly successful" (BOSTON HERALD, 8/18). The event was "well worth watching" (SI.com, 8/18). Patriots Owner Robert Kraft was among those in attendance (MMAJUNKIE.com, 8/17).