UFC 116 nabs $4,053,990 at the gate with 9,218 tickets sold on July 3

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The UFC 116 pay-per-view took in a gate of $4,053,990 on July 3 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to official figures from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) released today.

The final attendance of 12,740 was a result of 9,218 tickets sold and 3,522 comped tickets.

A staggering 2,194 tickets remained unsold.

That's a surprising number for what was being billed as "The biggest fight ever." Compare that to UFC 114: "Rampage vs. Evans," also at the MGM Grand, which sold 13,294 tickets, comped 1,702 and had 14 left over.

The UFC dished out $923,000 in fighter salaries for the live event and another $450,000 in additional bonus money for the six participants who delivered outstanding performances.

"Lesnar vs. Carwin" featured a come-from-behind victory for Brock Lesnar, who unified the heavyweight championship by submitting Shane Carwin in the second round. Chris Leben, Stephan Bonnar and Chris Lytle were also victorious.

For complete UFC 116 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here and here.

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