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    Default 170 pay-per-view (PPV) buys featuring Ronda Rousey outperform championship doublehead

    170 pay-per-view (PPV) buys featuring Ronda Rousey outperform championship doubleheader at UFC 169
    http://www.mmamania.com/2014/3/20/55...orm-ufc169-mma
    UFC 170, by contrast, garnered 340,000 PPV buys with a main event pitting Ronda Rousey against Sara McMann, a 135-pound title fight that saw "Rowdy" drop and stop her fellow Olympian inside the first round. The co-main event featured Daniel Cormier's shellacking of Patrick Cummins.

    Dave Meltzer provides context:

    That's down from Rousey's first main event, one year earlier, with Liz Carmouche. But the drop is hardly unexpected. The promotion of the Carmouche fight, the first women's fight ever in the UFC, was among the best in company history. There was both among the most media coverage leading to a UFC fight in history, combined with a stirring Prime Time shows focusing on the two women leading to the fight.

    The McMann fight did have a hook, the first time two Olympic medal winners had ever faced off in a UFC fight. And it took place the week of the Olympics. But that didn't get anywhere near the kind of media attention the fight a year earlier got. A lot had to do with Carmouche, who promoted the fight much harder than McMann. In the arena for both fights, Carmouche was clearly a far bigger "B side" star in the fight, regardless of McMann's wrestling credentials and undefeated status coming in.

    UFC 157: "Rousey vs. Carmouche" topped the 400,000 mark.

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    Where's the people who were claiming this wouldn't crack 200k buys?

    I have a nice platter of crow for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twist of Lemon View Post
    Where's the people who were claiming this wouldn't crack 200k buys?

    I have a nice platter of crow for you.
    A lot of

    "HAHAHAHA I"M GONNA LAUGH MY ASS OFF WHEN THIS PPV TANKS HAHA"

    if I recall correctly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio View Post
    A lot of

    "HAHAHAHA I"M GONNA LAUGH MY ASS OFF WHEN THIS PPV TANKS HAHA"

    if I recall correctly...
    That would be me. Maybe the general public is dumber than I thought. And that's saying a lot. I would be pissed off if I payed $20 for that piece of crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RearNakedStroke View Post
    That would be me. Maybe the general public is dumber than I thought. And that's saying a lot. I would be pissed off if I payed $20 for that piece of crap.
    I agree. I am utterly shocked. I do not know anyone who bought it. All MMA pages I follow on facebook had pretty much everyone in the comments section saying they wouldn't buy and many people on internet forums. Guess Ronda really is a huge draw with the casuals...

    Quote Originally Posted by kalebarker View Post
    I thought UFC 147, 78, 72 were worse cards
    149 was much worse than 147 in my opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by SwordofAres View Post
    I don't know that I'd be rejoicing too much if I was a Rousey supporter. 340K is far from great, certainly not for the biggest star in the history of the UFC. It's certainly not as bad as it could have been considering how weak the rest of the card was but it's far from what I would expect from a top draw.

    http://mmapayout.com/blue-book/pay-per-view/

    Based on these numbers from MMA Payout the average PPV buy rate since 02/2013 was 443K, granted that's a little skewed because Silva/Weidman 2 pulled such huge numbers but even taking that card out of the equation you end up with an average of around 401K.

    What these numbers tells me is Rousey is an average to below average draw and the lighter weight classes are a far below average draw.

    *edit* A better way to look at it might be to look at the median rather than the average. In that case this card is the median which would also tend to suggest Rousey is an average draw.
    Buys in general are down. The fact that it beat Jones vs Gustaffson is pretty damn impressive.
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    Sad that cards headlined by guys like Barao, Aldo, Faber do such poor buy rates when they are such great fighters

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCold48 View Post
    149 was much worse than 147 in my opinion.
    Really? I thought 149 had a better main event, co-main event and undercard. They were both terrible though.
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    Suck that haters lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio View Post
    A lot of

    "HAHAHAHA I"M GONNA LAUGH MY ASS OFF WHEN THIS PPV TANKS HAHA"

    if I recall correctly...
    Quote Originally Posted by Qball1974 View Post
    Suck that haters lol
    No doubt, a lot of shit was talked about this card and so many people were so 'certain' this card would tank.

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    I didn't buy it
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