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Nov 10, 2017 9:57 am

Early estimates for UFC 217 PPV buys are high, but not ‘Notoriously’ high

UFC 217 was a stacked pay-per-view card with three UFC title fights. For those that didn’t tune in to the action, it was a thrilling card where new champions were crowned in each title fight. The main event of the evening saw the return of former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre. With previously last competing...

Oct 26, 2017 10:36 am

Ronda Rousey Training at WWE Perfomance Center for Potential Wrestlemania Match

After months and months of speculation, it looks like Ronda Rousey has finally signed on the dotted line with the WWE. According to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Rousey is not only training at the WWE’s performance center, but preparing for a huge match at Wrestlemania 34 in New Orleans. It would pit pro-wrestling’s all-female...

Oct 12, 2017 10:57 am

Report: Early PPV buy estimates for UFC 215 and 216 are not looking good

The UFC has had some really entertaining fight cards recently with title fights taking place on the pay-per-view cards. However, it seems things have not gone so well with the pay-per-view buys over the last two UFC pay-per-view events. According to MMA insider @jedigoodman, the early estimated buy rates per Dave Meltzer have failed to...

Sep 15, 2017 10:39 am

Total Gross of Mayweather vs McGregor Could Make it the ‘Biggest Event of Its Kind’

Even though the numbers from Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather’s boxing match didn’t reach as high as Dana White predicted, everyone walked away with a ridiculous amount of money. The tattooed Irishman is Vince McMahon-strutting around Ibiza, meanwhile Mayweather is building a strip club empire. The event even broke its first record earlier this month,...

Jul 21, 2017 11:06 am

UFC 213 and Bellator NYC estimated pay-per-view numbers released

The estimated pay-per-view numbers for UFC 213 and Bellator NYC have been released and they are estimated to be rather low. According to Dave Meltzer’s report for MMA Fighting, UFC 213 is projected to be in the range of 125,000 to 150,000 pay-per-view buys. According to Meltzer, UFC 213 has brought in one of the...

Jul 20, 2017 8:50 am

UFC 213 PPV estimates are in, and they aren’t good

UFC 213 took place several weeks ago as the finale of the UFC’s international fight week. While the event was expected to host a double header of title fights, the main event scrap between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko was called off after Nunes went to the hospital reportedly feeling ill. Ultimately, after losing the...

Apr 17, 2017 4:46 pm

Demetrious Johnson explains why UFC on FOX 24 didn’t draw big numbers

Demetrious Johnson explains why UFC on FOX 24 didn’t draw big numbers UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson successfully defended his strap for the tenth time at this past weekend’s UFC on FOX 24 event submitting Wilson Reis in the third-round of their main event fight. With the victory, “Mighty Mouse” tied former middleweight champion Anderson Silva...

Apr 16, 2017 12:04 pm

Johnson vs. Reis draws worst overnight numbers in UFC on FOX history

Johnson vs. Reis draws worst overnight numbers in UFC on FOX history Last night’s UFC on FOX 24 event in Kansas City showcased a bunch of exciting fights and included UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson attempting to tie Anderson Silva for the most title defenses in promotional history with ten. Despite that, the seemingly attractive...

Nov 23, 2016 10:02 pm

Report: Ronda Rousey likely to appear in WWE ring again

Earlier today, we reported that Conor McGregor’s team said that they would be willing to entertain offers from WWE. If the Irishman were to accept an offer from the pro wrestling organization and step into the ring, he’d be following in the footsteps of another massive MMA star in Ronda Rousey. Rousey made her foray...

Nov 23, 2016 9:01 am

Report: Ronda Rousey had to be consoled after her staredown with Amanda Nunes

In mid October, it was announced that former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey would be returning to action against reigning champion Amanda Nunes. The bout, which will mark Ronda Rousey’s first since she was knocked out by Holly Holm more than a year ago, will headline UFC 207 this December 30. As this fight draws...

Oct 21, 2016 7:05 am

Bobby Lashley More Interested in Fedor Fight than Bellator Heavyweight Title Shot

There is a long history of professional wrestlers attempting to try their hand at MMA. On several occasions, these wrestlers have realized mountainous heights, like Brock Lesnar did when he won the UFC heavyweight title. On other occasions, their MMA forays have been downright disasters, like CM Punk’s long-discussed UFC debut against Mickey Gall was....

Oct 16, 2016 3:57 pm

Report | The UFC will soon be “a very, very different company”

According to a new report from Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer (via Forbes) the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will look like a completely different company come the new year (2017). “Joe Silva and Dave Sholler are the big names to go so far, but they won’t be the last. WME-IMG want to bring in their own...

Sep 13, 2016 5:12 pm

Report: CM Punk More Than Doubled UFC 203’s PPV Revenue

Last Saturday, on the main card of UFC 203, CM Punk fell short in his long-awaited UFC debut, tapping out to Mickey Gall rear-naked choke just 2:14 into the first round. From a competitive vantage point his MMA foray was a pretty significant failure. From a fiscal perspective, however, Punk’s UFC debut is looking like...

Sep 7, 2016 1:22 pm

Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor 2 Appears to Have Broken the UFC’s Previous PPV Record

From the moment it was announced, it was clear that UFC 202 would be a very successful card. Headlined by a welterweight rematch between Stockton slugger Nate Diaz and Irish superstar Conor McGregor, it immediately had all the makings of a top-selling UFC pay-per-view. As it turns out, however, the card might actually have been...

Aug 14, 2016 12:59 pm

Report | Ronda Rousey will not return at UFC 205

Who will headline UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York? According to MMA insider Dave Meltzer, it will not be former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Meltzer recently spoke with Submission Radio where he delivered the following news about a possible “Rowdy” comeback: “I talked to one of her friends a couple...

Jul 15, 2016 12:41 pm

Report: UFC 200 fails to surpass UFC 100, 196 PPV numbers

The UFC was surely planning to make their historic UFC 200 card the biggest event in UFC history. The fight card looks like it had the most expensive roster to date in the disclosed payouts report, perhaps setting the UFC record for fighter payouts for a single UFC event. However, the UFC 200 card took...

Jun 16, 2016 11:56 am

Dana White’s response to latest UFC sale rumors

Numerous reports have emerged about the sale of the UFC this week. Ariel Helwani tweeted on Tuesday that the sale of the company was “definitely progressing.” Then, a source told us here at BJPENN.COM that the word on the street is that the deal is already done. Dave Meltzer also added this week that the...

Jun 16, 2016 8:10 am

UFC sale reportedly for entire ownership of company

The news of the potential sale of the UFC picked up once again earlier this week as it was announced that the sale was “definitely progressing” with no terms being given. Now, according to Dave Meltzer the bidding for the promotion is going to end above $4 billion and would see a complete transfer of...

Apr 24, 2016 4:27 pm

Source: “It was Lorenzo who made the call on McGregor, Dana wasn’t involved”

The MMA world was left in complete shock earlier this week when current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor tweeted that he had decided to “retire young” and was done with fighting. Shortly after that, the UFC announced that they had pulled “Mystic Mac” from his scheduled UFC 200 rematch with Nate Diaz which was expected...

Feb 29, 2016 10:28 am

Vince McMahon wanted to fight Dana White at WrestleMania 27

What do you think the PPV numbers would be like if UFC President Dana White stepped in the ring against WWE CEO Vince McMahon? Apparently McMahon saw the match pulling a big draw, but apparently Dana White was not interested in the idea. In a report from What Culture, a recap of Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling...

Oct 25, 2015 2:27 pm

Fedor Emelianenko dodges 2.5 million dollar question

Fedor Emelianenko shocked the mixed martial arts world when he announced his return to the sport earlier this year. The possibility of diehard fans finally getting the chance to see “The Last Emperor” in the world-famous octagon was exciting, but their hopes were crushed when he announced his signing with a new Japanese based promotion,...

Oct 2, 2015 10:43 am

Former Pride Boss On Fedor Making $2.5M: ‘This Is Absolutely Not True’

Fedor Emelianenko shocked the MMA World when he announced that he had signed a contract to fight for former Pride FC boss Nobuyuki Sakakibara’s new Japanese promotion on New Year’s Eve. Shortly after news broke that “The Last Emperor” had in fact signed a deal to fight in Japan, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer...

Sep 24, 2015 3:48 pm

Report: Fedor Guaranteed $2.5 Million For NYE Fight In Japan

Are you trying to wrap your mind around Fedor’s decision to once again forgo a contract with the UFC? Well, it sounds like he had quite a few reasons to do so, like 2.5 million reasons to do so. According to a report from veteran and well trusted journalist Dave Meltzer, the fighter is set...

Aug 27, 2015 2:27 pm

Report: UFC 190’s The Biggest Event Since 2013, Tops 900,000 PPV Buys

UFC 190, which saw a main event between UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Brazilian Beth Correia, looks to be the biggest PPV event for the UFC, sine 2013, when Chris Weidman took on Anderson Silva for the second time. According to Dave Meltzer, via MMAFighting, the event is estimated to have brought in over...

Aug 7, 2015 5:18 pm

REPORT: Rousey Outdraws McGregor And Entire WWE In PPVs

  Hold the phone, Ronda Rousey might have just beat the one and only Conor McGregor as well as the entire WWE. Rousey is simply on fire right now. She is not only arguably the biggest draw of the UFC/MMA, but she’s also conquering other markets, like movies and publishing. She has a New York...