Official gate totals from "Strikeforce Challengers 17: Voelker vs. Bowling III" have been released. According to reports, the July 22 event drew a live audience of 1,876 and pulled in a gate of $42,987.50, topping June's Strikeforce Challengers promotion that only brought a gate of $42,725.
1,418 of the 1,876 total tickets were given out free of charge. The remaining 458 tickets generated an average of $93.86 in revenue. Strikeforce failed to sell the residual 98 tickets.
Strikeforce Challengers 17 was the first incarnation of the promotion to take place in the series' new Zuffa-instituted home at the The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The event also aired live on Showtime.
It was headlined by a rubber match between Americans Bobby Voelker and Roger Bowling. Voelker seized the win in Strikeforce's first trilogy by pounding out Bowling in the second round of the bout after dropping him with a devastating knee from the clinch.