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In a down year for UFC PPVs, 'Hendricks vs. Lawler 2' bucked the trend by posting the promotion's strongest PPV numbers since July. The UFC's final PPV of 2014 turned out to be one of their better selling cards in an otherwise down year at the box office. Per MMA Fighting's Dave Meltzer, UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2 drew an estimated 375,000-400,000 buys, which is up from the 310,000 for the first Hendricks vs. Lawler fight in March, and also the promotion's best selling PPV since UFC 175: We read news >>

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The estimated pay-per-view (PPV) buys are in for UFC 181, which took place earlier this month in Las Vegas, Nevada. And they ain't too shabby. Headlined by the Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler 170-pound title fight, as well as the lightweight championship showdown between Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez, UFC 181 returned between 375,000 and 400,000 buys, according to MMA Fighting. UFC hasn't seen numbers like that since Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey did work last July. Considering the tepi read news >>

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Just days away from the biggest fight of their lives (results here), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight titleholder Johny Hendricks and division No. 1 contender Robbie Lawler went right to the gym after landing in Las Vegas, Nevada, the location of this weekend's (Sat., Dec. 6, 2014) UFC 181 pay-per-view (PPV) event. Nah, just kidding. They went shopping! "Bigg Rigg" spent big bucks on guns while "Ruthless" needed a new pair of pants. What that has to do with winning the 170-pound read news >>

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Wanna do it? Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight titleholder and the man behind this number, Brock Lesnar, is going to have one last window of opportunity, at least as it pertains to his mixed martial arts (MMA) career, when his WWE contract expires next spring. That's less than six months away. According to his manager, Lesnar (5-3) has a clean bill of health for the first time in years and would be open to a second run under the ZUFFA banner (see those comments here), after read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) had no choice but to go forward with its UFC 177: "Dillashaw vs. Soto" pay-per-view (PPV) event back on Aug. 30, 2014, inside Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California (results), despite the fact that it lost one half of its main event at the pre-fight weigh ins. The show must go on, and all that jazz. That assuredly softens the blow of getting just 125,000 PPV buys, according to MMA Fighting, especially when you consider the flimsy main card line up, co-he read news >>

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UFC 177 was the card that just would not stop falling apart, the chaos and weak main event ultimately led to an estimated 125,000 buys on pay-per-view. The lead-up to UFC 177 was a trainwreck in almost every way imaginable. The card went from the spot for a planned rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson to a pair of title fights anchoring the card with Demetrious Johnson facing Chris Cariaso and the rematch between Renan Barao and TJ Dillashaw to TJ Dillashaw taking on Joe Soto. So, read news >>

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It now appears that if the UFC runs a pay-per-view event, that even if everything goes wrong, they are going to get 125,000 buys.That figure is the estimate for UFC 177, which was a show where, from a promotional standpoint, things couldn't have gone worse. The Aug. 30 show in Sacramento had a weak undercard from a star standpoint. The show was originally set for two title fights, at bantamweight and flyweight, but the flyweight fight was moved back a month to headline UFC 178 when Jon Jones was read news >>

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Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s rematch with Marcos Maidana reportedly drew 925,000 pay-per-view buys. read news >>

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. is still "Money" when it comes to the pay-per-view (PPV) business. The undefeated boxing sensation was able to draw approximately 925,000 PPV buys for his rematch against Marcos Maidana, which took place back on Sat., Sept. 13, 2014, inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, roughly 25,000 more than their first fight. And since Mayweather pocketed $38 million on the back end for that encounter (pic), expect a nice chunk of change to accompany his guaranteed purse o read news >>

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The retired lightweight also suggests UFC has to say it's battling performance-enhancing drugs in order to keep its blue-chip sponsors around. Mark Bocek announced his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) last week, despite winning three of his last four fights. His only loss during that span was to top lightweight contender Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 154. A few weeks later, the Canadian fighter revealed that the performance enhancing drug (PED) problem in MMA was one of his main r read news >>

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MMAFighting.com’s Dave Meltzer revealed that UFC 175 exceeded 500,000 PPV buys, which makes it the most watched PPV event of the year to date. It appears as though the combination of UFC champions Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey has helped bring about the promotion's most successful pay-per-view fight card of the year. According to MMAFighting.com's Dave Meltzer, the show is believed to have done between 500,000 and 545,000 PPV buys. Although the July 5th card was also expected to feature the cul read news >>

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No telling how many were lost by the absence of Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva when you consider this. Championship doubleheaders are good for business. Especially when one of those champions is Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight queenpin Ronda Rousey, who UFC President Dana White insists is the biggest star in mixed martial arts (MMA) past, present, and possibly future. And the addition of Chris Weidman certainly didn't hurt, according to MMA Fighting, who recently rele read news >>

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As expected, UFC 175, which featured title defenses by both Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey, was UFC's most successful pay-per-view show of 2014.The show is estimated a doing between 500,000 and 545,000 buys based on various cable sources. It would be the largest number since UFC 168, also headlined by Weidman and Rousey, that was one of the few shows in UFC history to do in the 1 million buy category.Weidman retained his title in the July 5 main event from Las Vegas, with a five-round win over L read news >>

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Famed boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has purchased a substantial stake in One Fighting Championship, easily the largest mixed martial arts promotion in Asia today. One FC CEO Victor Cui announced the news, which came out Sunday night via Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports. One FC subsequently confirmed the news through its Twitter feed: BREAKING NEWS: @MannyPacquiao purchases stake in @ONEFCMMA. Full story is on @YahooSports http://t.co/FtSu4HDwh5 @Kevinl #ONEFC — ONE FC (@ONEFCMMA) August 4, 2014 "Mann read news >>

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