I've been looking at the final card for the upcoming PPV event in Brazil, and I honestly think it may be the worst PPV ever (at least on paper). This honestly should be a TUF Finale event on free TV, and the TUF finale from this past weekend was arguably a better card.
The main event is Rich Franklin vs Wanderlei Silva. Yes, two old has-beens who may retire after this event are battling it out in a fight that we've already seen, and that nobody wants to see. As if it wasn't irrelevant enough, the fight takes place at a 190 pound catchweight. And this is the MAIN EVENT...
After that, we have the co-main event of - brace yourselves - Fabricio Werdum vs Mike Russow. It could be an entertaining fight, but in terms of relevance it's not like either guy is going to be a champion anytime soon.
The main card is rounded out with the two final fights from the two different weight classes on TUF Brasil, and some random featherweight bout between Brazilian UFC newcomers. And did I mention that the ENTIRE prelim card consists of losers from TUF Brasil?
Somebody please explain to me why this is a PPV and not a TUF: Brasil finale show on free television. Also, does anybody expect this to sell more than 100K PPVs? WTF