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Old 03-21-2012, 04:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think it would be hard to find 80k who can afford the average priced vegas ufc ticket in any city anywhere, .... but yeah even more so in South America.
Good point. Not to mention the extra cost for the extra security that will be needed. lol

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The stage is set. I want Chael to win just to see them burn the stadium down.
Yeah Im sure Rogan wont be running to do that post fight interview.

Personaly I think the fact that the fight is in Brazil will motivate Sonnen. Not that he needs the motivation.

Lets just hope there are no injuries before the fight that puts the fight off.
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'll bet the live gate brings in no more than the average Vegas show. Those are going to be some cheap tickets.
Not necessarily.

134 sold out in just over an hour. Average ticket price for that event was higher than the average US prices.

http://www.heavy.com/mma/ufc/2011/06...in-74-minutes/

Dana said at the time they regretted not doing that show in a large outdoor soccer stadium - demand was so great, even with the tickets at the price they were, they could have sold 350k tickets.

http://www.mmamania.com/2011/8/24/23...naus-at-100000

Demand for Silva vs. Sonnen 2 will be massive. Chael will sell this fight so much more than Silva vs. Okami was. Throw in plenty of solid fights on the undercard / main-card and a decent co-main, and we might just see one of the biggest gate takes for a fight event of all time.
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These Anderson Silva fans are a delight I must say.

Guy gets taken down and punched in the face 300 times and they try to pass it off as he waited, yet will never accept the fact that if Chael had stalled instead of kept working he'd have rode it out and won.
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Not necessarily.

134 sold out in just over an hour. Average ticket price for that event was higher than the average US prices.

http://www.heavy.com/mma/ufc/2011/06...in-74-minutes/

Dana said at the time they regretted not doing that show in a large outdoor soccer stadium - demand was so great, even with the tickets at the price they were, they could have sold 350k tickets.

http://www.mmamania.com/2011/8/24/23...naus-at-100000

Demand for Silva vs. Sonnen 2 will be massive. Chael will sell this fight so much more than Silva vs. Okami was. Throw in plenty of solid fights on the undercard / main-card and a decent co-main, and we might just see one of the biggest gate takes for a fight event of all time.
WOW. I stand corrected and surprised at the price of those 134 tickets. But that article lists a "base" price U.S. based ufc ticket at $120.... these are the numbers I was looking at



Also, I found this article saying that when ticket prices went from $1.80 to $18.00 it put soccer games out of reach of most Rio fans.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/06/sp...pagewanted=all
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The noise and general atmosphere in that pressure cooker will be the most amazing in MMA history Sure, Pride had bigger audiences on a few occassions - but them Brazilians are passionate like nobody else!

Can't wait for this fight, no matter the outcome - it will go down in MMA folklore for the coming generations to look back at

- I'm still pulling for Silva though, gotta support my man once again Will be a close fight though
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The noise and general atmosphere in that pressure cooker will be the most amazing in MMA history Sure, Pride had bigger audiences at a few occassions - but them Brazilians are passionate like nobody else!

Can't wait for this fight, no matter the outcome - it will go down in MMA folklore for the coming generations to look back at

- I'm still pulling for Silva though, gotta support my man once again Will be a close fight though
Good point, 80K screaming Brazilians is a whole different beast then 90K relatively quiet Japanese.
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These Anderson Silva fans are a delight I must say.

Guy gets taken down and punched in the face 300 times and they try to pass it off as he waited, yet will never accept the fact that if Chael had stalled instead of kept working he'd have rode it out and won.
I hope you will be around after the fight.
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Should take place at Engenhão, not Maracana ( closed geting prepared to World Cup 2014 ).


this is the stadium.


The capacity for a normal futebol game is 45k, they can use the field to put more seats but im not sure if they can add another 35k





*I hope they dont charge a leg for one ticket, they won't put 80k paying 500 reais/seat, not today, not in 3 decades.
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I hope you will be around after the fight.
I plan on it, I've never doubted Silva wanted to submit Sonnen, the Gi and everything made it obvious and he did it. Good for him, his ju-jitsu's awesome.

But I don't believe for a second he waited until the last minute of the fight to sink it on, if Sonnen had just rode it out and stalled or even stood back up he would have probably have won. Sonnen's problem is he stays active and doesn't stop throwing punches.

Also, that stadium looks nice.
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After Sonnen wins, he's going to run out into the Brazilian crowd, Aldo style.
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