Each day, The MMA Corner will provide a recap of event results, weigh-in results, suspensions, and salaries from throughout the world of MMA.

UFC 130 Draws 7,470 Paid Fans, Gate of Almost $2.6 Million

UFC 130 drew 7,470 paying customers for a $2,577,250 gate, the Nevada state athletic commission divulged today.  The attendance for the May 28 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena was announced as 12,816 on the night of the show, but NSAC numbers show the official number was actually 12,753, with 7,470 tickets sold, and another 5,283 given away. Over 1,000 available tickets went unused.

The show’s attendance was no doubt hurt by the loss of the scheduled main event, as the third meeting between UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Gray Maynard was scrapped after both fighters suffered injuries during training.  Instead, a light-heavyweight bout matching former champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson against Matt Hamill was elevated to main event status, with Jackson winning a unanimous decision.


TUF 13 Finale officially draws 2,053 attendance and $440K gate

The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale officially drew 2,053 attendees for a $440,150 live gate.

The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale took place June 4 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Tony Ferguson defeated fellow “TUF 13″ finalist Ramsey Nijem in the Spike TV-televised main event.

UFC officials initially announced 1,857 attendees for a live gate of $429,000.

Of the 2,053 attendees, just 23 percent (452) were issued as complimentary/unpaid tickets. Additionally, 107 tickets went unsold/unused


“Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum” nets reported 7,639 attendees for $543K gate

Strikeforce’s first-ever event in Dallas drew a reported 7,639 attendees for a $543,060 live gate.  Saturday night’s “Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum” event took place at American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker revealed the results following the event.


Photo: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)