How did Rampage vs Evans UFC 114 do over 1mil PPV buys

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  1. zxyss25

    zxyss25 Brown Belt

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    Was it because they were coaches on TUF?

    It wasnt even for a title either

    Plus not a good co main either..Bisping cake walk over journeyman Dan Miller

    Jones vs Evans, which had a more better rivalry only did 700K

    Jones vs Rampage only did 520K

    That's also significantly more than all (4) of Mighty Mouses PPV totals COMBINED

    Other fights on the main card

    Todd Duffee vs Mike Russo - sub average HW fight
    Lil Nog vs journeyman Jason Brilz
    No name John Hathway vs Pre Crazy Diego


    Another note

    UFC 113, the PPV before with the highly anticipated rematch between Machida & Shogun, a title fight
    Also with Kimbo
    and Kosheck vs Daley on the card
    only did 500K buys
     
  2. Gaius Julius Caesar

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    They were peaking in star power and their TUF rivalry was enough to push it over the top
     
  3. lukeuidswords

    lukeuidswords Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    black and black crime.

    but the banter on TUF was pretty hilarious
     
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    mayorcrazyeyes MuralEdmond Ali

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    Rampage bought 800k PPV's and Rashad bought the rest.
     
  6. BC

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    The hype was real
    Dopest TUF season of all time
    A year + build up


    “There gonna be some more black on black crime”

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  7. chrisdiaz

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    Dude the hammer fist of doom was an average fight? And also like the guy above me said, TUF.

    Lil nog and diego sanchez were and still are pretty big names.
     
  8. chitoortiz

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    Big rivalry between 2 of the UFC's biggest stars at the time.
     
  9. zxyss25

    zxyss25 Brown Belt

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    No one knew the hammer of doom existed until after the fight...hence it wouldnt add to buyrates haha
     
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    That season of TUF was fantastic. Very entertaining. Rashad and Rampage really sold that fight.

    Too bad the fight didn’t exactly live up to the hype.

    And well, this is when people actually gave a fuck about the UFC and the UFC had more than two stars.
     
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    Neither of those fights were a better rivalry.
     
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    That fight was HUGE at the time.
     
  13. Joseph_McBride

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    Wish the fight was 5 rounds.

    Those 2 had some magic together for sure. Plus Kimbo was on the card. WME never wouldve cut Kimbo.
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator Senior Moderator Administrator

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    TUF Heavyweights was a big deal, their rivalry was built well on the show. Everyone was watching it because of Kimbo so they were dialed in on the back and forth between the coaches as well.
     
  15. Senzo Tanaka

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    TUF was still hot and Evans and Rampage were seen as top stars with KO power.

    Hell, even I watched that full season of TUF and I haven't watched any since.

    The fight didn't live up to the hype but the build was one of the best UFC ever had.
     
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    In hindsight, we should have seen it coming. I mean it nearly ended life on this planet as we know it.
     
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    Because we were promised a fucking fight! They hype for that match up was awesome and then the fight itself was underwhelming lol. I Remeber near the end of the fight where Rampage rocked Rashad but didn’t follow it up and he ended up losing the decision, shit was brutally disappointing lol.
     
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    Kimbo wasn't on the card. However he definitely elevated the buyrate by being on the TUF show.
     
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    1.- Kimbo
    2.- Rampage tearing up that cardboard door
     
  20. bluecocky00

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    grudge match dude. art thou serious?
     
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