Early PPV estimates for UFC 184 are showing that Ronda Rousey could in fact be the biggest star in the UFC's roster right now. Ronda Rousey is already a media darling who is able to tap markets and audiences in a way that other UFC stars can't. It's been questioned if that would translate into actual PPV buys, especially on a card like UFC 184 that's topped by two women's fights and no one else with real name value. The preliminary card drew an impressive 1.2 million viewers, and peaked at 1.45 read news >>
Pay-per-view estimates for Saturday's UFC 184 aren't in yet, but thus far all signs for the show being a success have continued to come in.The prelims on FOX Sports 1 from 8-10 p.m. ET drew 1,205,000 viewers, the third-largest for FOX Sports 1. This trailed only the UFC 168 (Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva and Rousey vs. Miesha Tate) at 1,554,000 and the UFC 183 (Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz) prelims at 1,546,000. The UFC 183 numbers benefited greatly with the Miesha Tate vs. Sara McMann fight read news >>
How bad is the steroid "epidemic" in mixed martial arts (MMA)? Bad enough to assume that at least half the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster is using the gear, according to UFC color commentator Joe Rogan, who talked about some of the high-profile drug busts in recent weeks during his weekly podcast. MMA Fighting with the transcription: "The UFC and MMA in general is a steroid epidemic. They've started this really stringent testing and everybody is getting popped. They're just getting read news >>
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 >>
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Bloody Elbow’s analytics expert crunches the fight numbers and estimates win probabilities for the top five bouts on tomorrow’s UFC on FOX 12 card. In case you've been living under an MMA rock, UFC on FOX 12 goes off tonight with a solid main card and one of the most anticipated headline matchups of the year. And, it will make two FOX shows in a row without Bendo or DJ as the headliner. It's fight madness I tell you, and it's free......I love free. The top five fights on the card all have good d read news >>
An investigation is underway into the home invasion of a New Mexico-based MMA fighter that left one man dead, and prosecutors will decide before the end of the month whether he faces criminal charges.Filed under: News, Only on Junkie read news >>
- 2 years ago
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If it hasn't become obvious over the past year or so, the UFC has a fairly intense love affair with Brazil.
And with good reason. The UFC returned to the South American cradle of mixed martial arts in August 2011 for the first time in nearly 13 years and has already been back three times.
The live events draw big crowds and big gates, and UFC President Dana White says that enormous numbers of people are watching on Brazilian TV.
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- 2 years ago
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Former doping specialist turned anti-doping crusader Victor Conte has a potentially sobering view of mixed martial arts.
During a recent appearance on UFC broadcaster Joe Rogan's popular podcast, "The Joe Rogan Experience," Conte said he estimates around half of all current MMA fighters are using some type of performance-enhancing drug.
"From total of all performance-enhancing drugs, it's in the neighborhood of 50 percent," Conte told Rogan.
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- 3 years ago
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The very-early ratings are in for Saturday's UFC on FOX event, and the one-hour special drew an estimated 4.64 million viewers, according to tvbythenumbers.com.
More complete and accurate ratings information will be available on Monday.
But based on initial estimates, the UFC on FOX broadcast (and Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos title fight) scored similar ratings as "EliteXC: Primetime," a 2008 CBS-televised event with a "Kimbo Slice" vs. James Thompson headliner that scored 4.3 mill read news >>
- 4 years ago
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UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell sat at UFC 115's post-fight podium and made no excuses.
He had won a unanimous decision over Gilbert Yvel on the June 12 event's
pay-per-view card but said it was "not a victory" for the fight's lack
of finish. He chose not to disclose that he had torn his ACL on the
first takedown of the three-round contest.
Rothwell on Tuesday underwent surgery to repair both his ACL and a torn
meniscus and hopes to be back in action by February or March of 2011.
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- 6 years ago
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The good news continues to come in following the Nov. 15 UFC 91 event that took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
In an email sent to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer stated that all 10 UFC 91 fighters who underwent drug tests at the event tested clean. read news >>