The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale took place in The Pearl at The Palms Casino and Resort in Las Vegas on Friday night with Michael Chiesa writing the storybook ending to his time on the UFC reality show.
The TUF Live Finale drew 1,628 fans for a gate of $195,250, which much like the season’s TV ratings was lower than the past couple of seasons.
The Season 14 finale pulled in 1,909 fans for a gate of $452,700, and the thirteenth season drew 2,053 in attendance and $440,150 at the gate. Both of those recent seasons also held their finales in The Pearl.
Chiesa will now move on to his career in the Octagon, trying to break into the ranks of the already established fighters.
Martin Kampmann returned from the brink of defeat in the TUF Live Finale main event to upset Jake Ellenberger’s hopes of getting a UFC welterweight title shot. The question now is: what’s next for Kampmann?