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UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano Estimated 550k PPV Buys

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03.05.2015 | 5:09 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 370 Points   |   Tied for 1052nd

500-600k, according to early estimates from Dave Meltzer. 

I'm pretty shocked by this number, to be honest. 

After losing the original main event, I ball parked this one in the 250-350 range. 

Ronda is certainly a crossover star. Half a million buys with nothing supporting her from above or below on the card. 

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UFC 184
  • Saturday 02.28.2015 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: Fox Sports 1
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Staples Center
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $2,670,000
  • Attendance: 17,654
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 590,000 | TV Ratings: 1.2M avg. viewers (FS1 prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Bout   Info
Ronda Rousey   defeats   Cat Zingano   via Submission, Armbar   0:14 Round 1 of 5 Bout Page
Holly Holm   defeats   Raquel Pennington   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jake Ellenberger   defeats   Josh Koscheck   via Submission, North-South Choke   4:20 Round 2 of 3, 9:20 Total Bout Page
Alan Jouban   defeats   Richard Walsh   via KO/TKO, Elbow and Punches   2:19 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Tony Ferguson   defeats   Gleison Tibau   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   2:37 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Roan Carneiro   defeats   Mark Muñoz   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   1:40 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Norifumi Yamamoto   vs.   Roman Salazar   Ends in a No Contest, Eye Injury   2:37 Round 2 of 3, 7:37 Total Bout Page
Tim Means   defeats   Dhiego Lima   via KO/TKO, Punches   2:17 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Derrick Lewis   defeats   Ruan Potts   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   3:18 Round 2 of 3, 8:18 Total Bout Page
Valmir Lázaro   defeats   James Krause   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Masio Fullen   defeats   Alexander Torres   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

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03.05.2015 | 5:17 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 480 Points   |   Tied for 412th




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03.05.2015 | 5:26 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 505 Points   |   Tied for 209th

Put Ronda and Connor on the same card and break records

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03.05.2015 | 5:42 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 430 Points   |   Tied for 725th

500k of those buys are people who didn't realize that they could have watched Ruan Potts fight for free. They all ended up pissed. 

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03.05.2015 | 5:51 PM ET

I'm not surprised at all, it's basically the same numbers that Rousey did against Carmouche and the Davis fight that was under Weidman/Machida (and don't get it twisted 'cause Weidman/Machida didn't get 500k buys 'cause of Weidman's 'starpower').

* Edited at 03.05.2015, 5:52 PM ET *

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03.05.2015 | 6:02 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 316th

it wasn't a great card but it was better than 80% of the cards the UFC has been putting since last year, so it was to be expected to have better numbers than those

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03.05.2015 | 6:27 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 505 Points   |   Tied for 209th

looks like PPVs are going back to there original form. It's been nothing but good when it comes to ratings this year.

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03.05.2015 | 6:40 PM ET

Yeah, and that's only because the UFC realized that they can't expect to make money when they force their consumers to spend 50$ on a main event between two people that weigh 100 pounds soaking wet, who people don't give two ****s about and have already fought before.

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03.05.2015 | 9:52 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 565 Points   |   Tied for 38th with 4 others

There is one reason this card is trending at 600,000 buys and that is Ronda. Youn can't deny she is a draw the Carmouche fight did 450,000 This Ronda's highest main event slot. In the end that is what matters most when it comes to PPV buys who is in that main event. UFC has almost hit 2 million buys in the first 3 events of the year. 2015 we be a return to Form for the UFC after the big name injury plague on 2014. 

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03.05.2015 | 10:07 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 455 Points   |   Tied for 542nd

I'm pretty surprised it did that high with such a lacking undercard. Didn't UFC 181 only do like 400K with two title fights? With this and the recent TV ratings it seems like MMA viewership has randomly started trending upward again. 

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03.05.2015 | 10:25 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 485 Points   |   Tied for 372nd

Maybe its because of all the people snowed in here in the northeast. Theres nothing else to do except stay inside and watch MMA.

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03.06.2015 | 6:57 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 320 Points   |   Tied for 1254th

Great news.

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03.06.2015 | 8:34 AM ET

Predictions: 3 of 4 Winners, 1 Perfect, 190 Points   |   Tied for 1489th

Wow that is more than I thought it would do. Ronda is ONE OF the biggest draws in the sport right now and certainly the biggest draw under 155 pounds. That would push her "headliner" average to around 400k buys I think. Not bad considering Holm vs Pennington was co-main (worst co-main in a long time) and Kos vs Ellenberger were the only other big names on the card and both were on 3 fight losing streaks. 

I vote we change the month to Rondbruary. She has headlined cards in Rondbruary to 350,000; 450,000 and now 500-600,000 views. That averages out to be the best in that month ever*.



*Minimum 3 headlined fights, I also just made this stat up but it could be true.
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03.06.2015 | 4:43 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 7 Winners, 1 Perfect, 300 Points   |   Tied for 1315th

I WAS upset that I paid to watch Ruan Potts fight- oh wait...
It was not bad and had good fights. People like Ronda and thats obviously the main pull there.

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