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.