The numbers come courtesy of Ohio Athletic Commission Executive Director Bernie Profato who relayed the estimated figure to MMAjunkie.com.
WEC 47 took place on March 6 from the Nationwide arena in Columbus, Ohio and featured a headlining bout between Brian Bowles and Dominick Cruz for the WEC’s bantamweight crown.
In comparison, WEC 46 drew an estimated live gate of $550,000 while featuring a main event between Jamie Varner and Benson Henderson for the WEC lightweight title, along with a notable appearance by Urijah Faber in the co-headliner against Rapahael Assuncao.
The attendance for WEC 47 suffered a significant drop from WEC 46, plummeting to 8,345 from 10,027.
WEC 48 is slated for pay-per-view on April 24, featuring a main event between Jose Aldo and Urijah Faber for the promotion’s featherweight title, along with a lightweight championship match-up between Benson Henderson and Donald Cerrone that will act as the co-main.