June's "The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale" officially drew 1,628 attendees for a total live gate of $195,250.
Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer e-mailed the figures to CageReligion.com on Wednesday.
"The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale" took place on June 1 at Las Vegas' The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort and aired live on FX, with the preliminary card being shown on Facebook and FUEL TV. In the main event, welterweight contender Martin Kampmann scored a second round knockout over fellow world-ranked standout Jake Ellenberger to further his ascent up the 170-pound ladder. The co-headliner saw Michael Chiesa submit Al Iaquinta to be crowned "The Ultimate Fighter".
Of the 1,628 live attendees, 954 were sold tickets with an additional 674 distributed as complimentary tickets. 514 seats were left unsold.
By comparison, December's "The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale" drew a live attendance of 1,909 for a gate of $452,700.
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Matt Manzella is the managing editor for CageReligion.com and host of Cage Religion Radio. Matt has been working in the television broadcasting industry for over seven years and is also a play-by-play commentator and judge for the Impact Fight League and Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting.
Phil Lanni is the co-host of Cage Religion Radio. Phil wrestled three years in the NCWA at Grand Valley State University -- a team that won nationals all three years. As an individual, Phil is a three-time national qualifier and was ranked seventh in the nation at 184-pounds to earn All-American status. Phil also serves as a color commentator and judge for the Impact Fight League.