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

Rampage Jackson faces Matt Hamill at UFC 130.UFC 130 drew 7,470 paying customers for a $2,577,250 gate, the Nevada state athletic commission divulged today.

While the attendance for the May 28 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena was announced as 12,816 on the night of the show, 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.

NSAC also released attendance and gate information for June 4's The Ultimate Fighter 13 finale.

The event, held at The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas, drew a total attendance of 2,035, with 1,583 sold tickets and 452 comped. The gate was $440,150.

The TUF 13 Finale was the fourth show the UFC has hosted in its home state so far in 2011. The fifth comes on July 2, when UFC 132 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena with Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber headlining the card.