by John Morgan on Jun 02, 2012 at 12:50 am ET
LAS VEGAS – The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale, which took place Saturday at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, drew a reported attendance figure of 1,628 and a live gate of $195,250.
UFC officials announced the figures at the evening's post-event press conference, which MMAjunkie.com(www.mmajunkie.com) attended.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission will release verified numbers, in the coming weeks.
While the number of complimentary tickets issued was not revealed, the figures mark an average revenue of $119.93.
The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale featured an FX-televised headliner between top welterweight contenders
Martin Kampmannand Jake Ellenberger. Additionally, Mike Chiesa was crowned "TUF" champ following a second-round victory over the favored Al Iaquinta. Preliminary bout also aired on FUEL TV and streamed on Facebook.
The TUF Live Finale was the UFC's first event at The Pearl since the TUF 14 Finale earlier this past December. That event drew 1,909 attendees for a $453,000 live gate.
In fact, the past 11 editions of the TUF Finale have taken place at The Pearl, though the latest version scored the lowest reported attendance figure of the bunch (figures weren't released for the TUF 5 Finale and TUF 6 Finale, though).