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Old 07-24-2013, 09:47 PM   #1
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While not reaching quite the levels that Dana White projected from trending patterns the night of the show, UFC 162, which featured Chris Weidman ending Anderson Silva's record setting win streak and taking his middleweight title, now looks to have done about 550,000 buys on pay-per-view based on industry sources.

The number would be in the same realm as UFC 159, on April 27, headlined by Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen for the light heavyweight title battling for the second-biggest number so far this year. UFC's high point was UFC 158, on March 16, headlined by Georges St-Pierre's welterweight title defense against Nick Diaz, which is estimated at doing 950,000 buys.

The number indicates that the Chael Sonnen series significantly elevated Silva as a drawing card on pay-per-view, where he'd have to now be considered No. 2 behind St-Pierre. As a comparison with Jon Jones, Jones pulled his number with Sonnen, a far better known fighter than Weidman, and a fight that also had the benefit of the exposure of an Ultimate Fighter season promotion. It's also well above the estimated 410,000 buys for Silva's fight with Stephan Bonnar in October, although that was a non-title fight at light heavyweight.

White had projected 800,000 buys for UFC 162 based on the factors he and the UFC use the week of the fight to measure interest. For whatever reason, Silva fights traditionally do better in projections. Both Sonnen fights and the Vitor Belfort fight also measured higher in projections before numbers came in than they ended up doing, although all three of those fights were significant successes, falling between 600,000 buys and 925,000.

The number was slightly above most predictions going in. While there are no concrete numbers to back this up, the feeling was this fight would do strong numbers in post-fight sales due to the nature of Weidman's title win. Weidman was not well-known to the general public coming into the fight, and Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira, while ending up a great fight, was not a strong marquee co-feature. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]



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Old 07-25-2013, 08:23 AM   #2
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The GOAT turned UFC into something that resembled WWE with the way he carried on.
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:41 PM   #3
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mma dead on its feet
mean while eles where boxing is doing very very good numbers wait till the canelo may figures rollin
suck a **** dana
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:15 PM   #4
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It isn't GSP, Brock etc but that is still a decent number. I think the UFC are okay above 300,000 and I remember seeing on wiki that a number of cards have done that sort of number.

It was Silva but only against a contender.
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:29 AM   #5
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It isn't GSP, Brock etc but that is still a decent number. I think the UFC are okay above 300,000 and I remember seeing on wiki that a number of cards have done that sort of number.

It was Silva but only against a contender.
Silva has never been a draw. Chael brought in the numbers when they fought.
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:29 PM   #6
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Silva has never been a draw. Chael brought in the numbers when they fought.
Ironically, Chael has never been a draw without Anderson.

That is really good numbers for Anderson.

Espically considering Weidman was a total nobody to the casual fans.

Most of the shows he main events usually get around the 350 to 400 buy range. Other than the Vitor and Chael fights.

The rematch will probably get atleast 800,000 buys.

I wouldn't be shocked if it breaks a million.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:40 AM   #7
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UFC 's over exposure and pure **** cards are bringing it back down to earth.The heady days of PPV buys are dead and long gone.
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:15 AM   #8
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The quality in UFC PPV has taken a huge hit. Cards used to be 5 deep with the prelims littered with interesting and competative fights.

I'm only half interested in 2 or 3 fights on this weekends PPV.
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:33 AM   #9
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man I HATE this ufc dead **** u morons always say, but jesus Christ how often had these guys had a payperview that had a million buys that wasn't headlined by vince mcmahons Superstar..

they went from boxing is dead to just bragging about constistancy now?
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:09 AM   #10
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The boxing flaw we are partaking in is expecting the headline fighter to be the only pull. It should be the headline fight but more so the card as a whole. Start down the road of expecting one fighter like GSP etc to be the complete pull and it's the beginning of the end.
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