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The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale is a Success

Written on December 09, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale concluded last week at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas which garnered as large audience participation and $380K live gate.Since the time it started, TUF has always been a success to UFC. Now, people can't wait for the TUF 13 on March 2011.

Last week’s event, The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale, officially drew 1,903 attendees amounting to ticket sales of $380,025. The Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer confirmed the official figures today.

The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale concluded last Dec. 4 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, and the night’s main card aired on Spike TV.

UFC officials initially estimated 1,622 attendance and had the live-gate figure of $380,025 on the dot. Out of the 1,903 attendees, 1,178 purchased tickets, and 725 received complimentary tickets (239 went unsold). The average paid-ticket price was $322.

Finale was the eighth event held at The Pearl. The first finale took place at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas while seasons 2, 3 and 4 were held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, also in Las Vegas.

The TUF 12 Finale featured Jonathan Brookins’ tournament-finale victory over Michael Johnson. Plus, Stephan Bonnar topped Igor Pokrajac as the co-headliner, and Leonard Garcia scored a controversial decision win over Nam Phan in the night’s opening (and highest-rated) fight.

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