The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official gate revenue and attendance figures today for UFC 125: Resolution, which went down on the first of this month. (Props to FightersOnly.com)
The fight card, which took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, pulled in 12,688 spectators; though, only 6,978 tickets were actually sold, the 5,896 others were given out on a complimentary basis by the UFC. 1,077 tickets were not sold for the event.
The total revenue garnered by the fight card amounted to $2,174,780. Down from UFC 124’s $4,586,000 gate, but on par with the 2.1 million mark set by UFC 123.
UFC 125: Resolution featured a barnburner in the main event, as UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar attempted to defend his belt to previous opponent Gray Maynard. Edgar was the underdog heading into the fight, based on the fact that Maynard holds a previous win over him. “The Answer” was put in danger early, when a picture perfect left hook landed for Maynard and led to the champ barely surviving a first round thrashing.
Edgar found his legs though, and came out for the second round a man on a mission. Proving to everyone his grit and determination, Edgar battled back in the second frame to shift the momentum in his favor. From there, both fighters displayed their fighter’s hearts, as the action went back and forth and the bout never strayed far from being close. In the end, Edgar retained his belt, but the bout was ruled a draw. That ruling left a bad taste in both fighters’ mouths, as well as many fans’. Considering that and how close the fight was, UFC president Dana White awarded Maynard an immediate rematch, which will come soon after both men heal up.