UFC 130 gate totals $2,577,250 with 7,470 tickets sold for 'Rampage vs Hamill' on May 28

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UFC 130 recorded a gate of $2,577,250 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 28, 2011, according to official figures from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) released earlier today.

The final attendance of 12,753 was a result of 7,470 tickets sold and 5,283 complimentary tickets. A considerable 1,161 tickets went unsold.

UFC 130 was supposed to feature the trilogy match between lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard; however, both fighters sustained injuries while training for the 155-pound bout and it was postponed until later this year.

Perhaps that had something to do with the promotion selling a little more than half its tickets for the Memorial Day weekend pay-per-view (PPV) event.

The light heavyweight tilt between former light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson and Matt Hamill was eventually promoted to the main event, which "Rampage" won via a three round unanimous decision.

In the co-featured fight of the night, former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir got back into the 265-pound title hunt with a 15-minute beatdown of Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 champion Roy "Big Country" Nelson.

The UFC forked over a rather pedestrian $931,000 in fighter salaries for the live event and another $280,000 in additional bonus money to the four participants who delivered outstanding performances.

For complete UFC 130 results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the main card action click here and here.

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