UFCThe Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books.
UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.
UFC 125 was a barrel scraping effort for the promotion that has gone mostly glossed over. Nearly 6,000 tickets were comped and over 1,000 went unsold for an event that took place in Las Vegas, Nevada -- the modern Mecca of MMA. Preliminary reports on the event's pay-per-view buy rate have it tabbed at only 350,000 buys.
Worst buyrate for a UFC title fight since UFC 90. Now I know why Rampage and Frank Mir are on the undercard for the rematch.
Last edited by MatParker116; 01-16-2011 at 02:05 PM.
Neither guy is ever likely to be a draw like BJ Penn was, but the rematch should gain much more interest. Not surprised the arena didn;t sell out because the ticket prices in the US are pretty damn high, but 350k PPVs is weak.