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The early numbers on Bellator 120 suggest the event may have been more of a success than anticipated.
Bellator's first ever pay-per-view was an odd moment in MMA. It seems rare that fans and media go into an event so unsure of the specifics of how much business a show should be expected to do.
While there were some rumors that the show had underperformed at the box office (and, in return, reports that it had sold quite well), the interest from the PPV market was certainly a bit of an unknown.
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Don't laugh, That's actually a pretty good number, all things considered.
Bellator MMA finally made its pay-per-view (PPV) debut with "Rampage vs. King Mo," which took place back on May 17, 2014, inside Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi (results). It was a card the promotion asked you to pay anywhere from $35-$50 for, depending on your location and PPV provider.
So, how many fight fans opened their wallets?
According to Dave Meltzer (via Fight Opinion), Bellator pulled in roughly 65,000 P read news >>
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