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UFC 215 & UFC 216 Bring In Atrocious Pay-Per-View Numbers

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The UFC has hit a wall after the massively successful UFC 214 in July.

UFC 215, which was headlined by Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko II, has an estimated 100,000 PPV buys, while UFC 216 an estimated 120,000, according to MMA Fighting’s Dave Meltzer.

Compare that to UFC 214’s 850,000 buys, but keep in mind that card featured Jon Jones, one of the UFC’s most consistent draws for the UFC when it comes to pay-per-view.


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Post #1   10/12/17 11:48:28PM   

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The problem is that the UFC puts way too much into some PPV and puts way too little in other. UFC 214 had 3 title fights. One fight had one of the most popular female fighters in the world, one had two of the best WW in the world, and the other was attached to one of the hottest rivalries in recent memory. Not to forget it also had 2 top ten WWs fighting and 2 top LHWs in a title eliminator. UFC 215 had 1 title fight, two top ten WW, and nothing else. UFC 216 had 2 title fights with one being an interim belt and the other being a belt the UFC has hardly ever tried to promote. Now, look at UFC 217: 3 belts, 2 top ten WWs fighting, and a former champion fighting on the main card. Not to mention the undercard is much stronger than both 215 and 216. I just don't understand why UFC is even bothering having monthly PPVs if they're just going to stack one PPV and leave the rest out to dry.

Post #2   10/13/17 12:13:42AM   

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In my opinion, most PPVs these days are watered down. With the exception of the 3-4 stacked cards each year, usually you get a title fight for the main event and then one other big name fight (either #1 contender or two stars), then the rest of the card is full of up in comers, veterans, that although still good, are likely out of title contention, and local fillers (fighters I have never heard of). Although I love free events, I see part of the problem with all the fight night events. They usually have one or two contender fights, which otherwise would be on the PPVs under the main event.

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Post #3   10/13/17 8:46:19AM   

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Ah they're doing fine.

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Obviously 217 is gonna do huge numbers.

I'm totally shocked that the ufc is putting on such a stacked 218 card at LCA in Downtown Detroit. Its been 7 years since UFC came to Michigan and it wasn't even in Detroit. Rampage vs Machida headlined that one.

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Post #5   10/14/17 1:08:03AM