UFC 157 rumoured to have 40% higher buyrate than Ufc 156
Twitter is buzzing that Rousey vs Carmouche did 40% better in PPV buys against the star-studded Ufc 156.
Jeremy Botter @jeremybotter
Means over 600k. RT @latimespugmire: . I'm told Saturdays fight was 40% better than the Super Bowl card. #UFC157”
Despite the PPV buys not made public (yet)
This is obviously big news on two fronts, first huge for Womens MMA and sport in general, as it was all on them. Hendo and Machida are not huge PPV draws to begin with.
Second, despite having PPV draws in Rashad and Overeem, the plague of sub - 170 championship fail to draw the respect of the PPV $$. The superbowl card is usually well attended and sold on PPV (due to the stacking of the card).
Ufc Events Attended:
Ufc Fight Night: Davis Vs Nogueira, Ufc 131, Ufc 143, Ufc 148, Ufc on Fox 5, Ufc 156, Ufc on Fox 8
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