10,990 Attendees paid approximately $305 per ticket on average to see Forrest Griffin battle Quinton Jackson for the UFC’s 205lb. crown, giving the UFC its sixth biggest gate to date with a total of $3,350,000. Of the near 11,000 person crowd, 1,360 of the tickets were complimentary.
Also, a closed-circuit TV feed of the fight could be seen at the Mandalay Bay, where 533 fans paid roughly $63/each, while 140 spectators were given complimentary access to the blockbuster event for a total of $33,650
Along with the UFC 86 gate figures, the Nevada State Athletic Commission also released the gate numbers for the “Ultimate Fighter Finale” which took place at the Palms Hotel on June 21. The “TUF” show brought in 1,853 spectators for a live gate of $495,350.