Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer on Monday released the official total gate receipts and attendance for the two latest Ultimate Fighting Championship events in Las Vegas, UFC 130 and the TUF 13 Finale.
UFC 130, which took place on May 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, drew a total attendance of 12,753. That number includes 7,470 tickets that were sold and 1,161 tickets that were “comped” or given away. 1,161 tickets went unsold for UFC 130.
The 7,470 sold tickets drew gate receipts totaling $2,577,250, which doesn’t even crack the top twenty gates for mixed martial arts in the state. UFC 130, however, was plagued with injuries. The main event rematch between UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Gray Maynard was cancelled a couple weeks prior to the show, leaving Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Matt Hamill as the headliner.
The Ultimate Fighter Finale on June 4, the closing show for Season 13, drew a total attendance of 2,035. Of those, 1,583 were paid, while 452 were comped, leaving 107 unsold tickets on the table. The event took place at The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort.
The Ultimate Fighter Finale totaled gate receipts of $440,150.
Tony Ferguson won Season 13 of “The Ultimate Fighter” at the finale with a win over Ramsey Nijem. In the co-main event, Clay Guida established himself as both a Top 10 fighter and a contender to Edgar’s lightweight championship with a win over former WEC champion Anthony Pettis.