The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 Finale gate tops $400,000


The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 Finale from "The Pearl" at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 13 sold 1,496 tickets for a live gate $405,000.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today released the figures, indicating that 357 complimentary tickets were also issued and 289 went untouched.

The promotion dished out $289,000 in TUF 8 Finale fighter salaries for the Spike TV event, as well as $100,000 in additional bonus money for four participants who delivered outstanding performances.

Lightweight Efrain Escudero defeated Phillipe Nover via unanimous decision and Ryan Bader stopped Vinicius Magalhaes in the first round of their light heavyweight match to earn their respective season titles in the tournament-style competition.

In other main card action, Anthony Johnson scored sweet revenge over Kevin Burns with a perfectly-placed -- and fight-ending -- headkick in the third round of their welterweight contest. And Wilson Gouveia smashed Jason MacDonald to continue has climb to the top of the middleweight ladder.

For complete results and coverage of TUF 8 Finale click here and here. To check out the medical suspensions and injuries click here.

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