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  • 21 days ago
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Despite numerous events that could've led to the cancellation of the main event, Diaz vs. Silva pushed through and the UFC 183 metrics show that the card was a major success for the promotion. While the fallout with all the failed drug tests are likely to be the main focus and talking point for the card, UFC 183 proved have been a huge success for the promotion. The show didn't have a title fight or other big names apart from the Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz headliner, but it still drew $4.5 mil read news >>

  • a month ago
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Early PPV estimates suggest that UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier was a hit at the box office. Expectations were high for the UFC when Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier was announced as the main event of their January 3rd PPV. Dana White stated during fight week that he predicted 750,000 buys for this much-anticipated showdown, and it looks like they surpassed expectations. MMA Fighting's Dave Meltzer reports that estimated buyrates are coming in at between 740,000-820,000, making 182 the best-selling PPV read news >>

  • a month ago
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Dana White says UFC 182 PPV numbers were much higher than their predicted 750,000 buys. On the days leading up to the grudge match between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, Dana White predicted that UFC 182 would do about 750,000 pay-per-view buys. During the post-fight press conference on Saturday night, the UFC president said that they are doing much better than that earlier estimate. "The pay-per-view was through the roof. It's blowing what I said out of the water," White claims. He wouldn't give read news >>

  • a month ago
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The MMA universe is in a tizzy over Saturday night's UFC 182 light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, and UFC President Dana White is expecting that to translate into some huge numbers. Speaking at the UFC 182 media day, White estimated that the card would garner around around 750,000 buys. "I think this fight will do 750[,000 buys], that's where I place the line," White said to the assembled media. "Everyone thinks the pay-per-view thing is dead. Pay-per-view read news >>

  • a month ago
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White has never been one to mince words, but predicting pay-per-view (PPV) buys is not something he does with any regularity. Apparently, UFC 182 (full fight card here) is the exception to the rule, as White predicted 750,000 paying customers for the mammoth Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier light heavyweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. White elaborates (via MMA Fighting): "I think this fight will do 750, that's wh read news >>

  • a month ago
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If UFC 182 lives up to UFC President Dana White’s expectations, it’ll be the most watched pay-per-view event since Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva rematched at UFC 168 in December 2013. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • a month ago
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UFC President Dana White predicts 750,000 buys for Saturday night's UFC 182 PPV event. Over the past year, much has been said about the state of Pay-Per-View and its future in UFC's business model. Only one event in 2014 crossed the 500,000 buys mark - the result of which was a significant decrease in the company's revenues for the year. The fault does not lie solely on the PPV model, as the UFC was simply unable to put on fights that fans were willing to invest approx. $60 in. An injury plagued read news >>

  • a month ago
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LAS VEGAS - The UFC 182 main event between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and undefeated challenger Daniel Cormier is one of the most highly anticipated bouts in recent years. Except, perhaps, in the event's home market. Tickets are still available for Saturday night's event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for one of the best-on-paper fights the company has ever put together, which hasn't gone unnoticed by at least one of the competitors. "Jon and I would fight in an empty arena," Cormie read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Asked for his reaction to the ratings to Bellator 131, Tito Ortiz couldn’t help but have a little fun. Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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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 >>

  • 2 months ago
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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 >>

  • 2 months ago
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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 >>

  • 4 months ago
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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 >>

  • 4 months ago
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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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