Rate The Card: UFC 224 Nunes vs. Pennington (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

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  1. Arkridge

    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    PPV Main Card:

    Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington- WBW Title Fight
    Rafael dos Anjos vs. Colby Covington- Interim WW Title Fight
    Jacare Souza vs. Kelvin Gastelum
    Lyoto Machida vs. Vitor Belfort
    John Lineker vs. Brian Kelleher

    FS1 Main Card:

    Mackenzie Dern vs. Amanda Cooper
    Cezar Ferreira vs. Karl Roberson
    Thales Leites vs. Jack Hermansson
    Oleksiy Oliynik vs. Junior Albini

    Fight Pass Prelims:

    Alberto Mina vs. Ramazan Emeev
    Sean Strickland vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
    Warlley Alves vs. Sultan Aliev
    Davi Ramos vs. Nick Hein
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    With the addition of the targeted Interim Title Fight between RDA and Covington, it seems UFC 224 in Rio is complete. Please keep in mind that the bout order is not complete, the one above is simply for the sake of the thread. What do you guys think of this card? I've been saying since Nunes/Pennington was announced, there was no way it could carry a PPV event. I'm assuming the UFC thinks throwing a fake belt into the Co-Main will help but I honestly don't think it does much for the buy-rate. Woodley defended 4 times last year and has barely been out 8 months. Conor has been out for as long as he has and we're just now getting a new LW title fight. Doesn't make much sense to me. I think we'll get some solid finishes on the Main Card but I don't think the buyrate will be all that great. I rate the card a 7/10. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Bubzeh

    Bubzeh Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Main card is pretty good to be honest. Surprised.
     
  3. Kung Fu bb

    Kung Fu bb Red Belt

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    Very good card imo. 7/10.
    All kinds of fights: Title fights. #1 contender fight (Souza Kelvin). Legendary warrior retirement fight. JBG fight with Lineker vs Kelleher. You have the HWs. Young prospects like bjj legend Davi Ramos.
    I´m pumped!
     
  4. myjohnson9

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    A wmma fight and a guy that talked his way into a title shot.... I’ll watch
     
  5. Kung Fu Tze

    Kung Fu Tze Skin that Smokewagon !!! Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    8-10... Pretty good card. Will be watching. Plus... Mackenzie in those tight Reebok shorts. :eek:
     
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    I thought this PPV was gonna be shit but i was wrong.
     
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  7. UL

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    it's a good card
     
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    8/10. My rating would be higher if Pennington wins
     
  9. maxi diablo

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    7.5
    8 if there were a better main event. Tj vs mighty mouse would've had a 9 from me.
     
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    Arm Barbarian Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    The addition of RDA / Covington really brought this one up.

    7 / 10
     
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    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Main event is a flop on a otherwise solid card
    5.5/10


    Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes- WFW Title Fight
    Rafael dos Anjos vs. Colby Covington- Interim WW Title Fight
    Jacare Souza vs. Kelvin Gastelum
    Lyoto Machida vs. Vitor Belfort
    John Lineker vs. Brian Kelleher

    What could have been
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  13. nublood

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    LOL. Let's not kid ourselves. The addition of RDA/Covington saved this card. They might have picked up another 50-100K buys with that fight alone. The UFC knew this card was in trouble and had to do something.
     
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    pretty good card. would rather rda/colby not be for the interim but I'll prolly actually buy the PPV now that that fight was added
     
  15. Arkridge

    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Without putting a fake belt in the Co-Main the event no doubt does under 100k
     
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    I'll probably watch at a bar. Will leave after Jacare/Gastelum
     
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    No, this card is going to flip regardless. Casuals don't know who Colby is.
     
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    Main card is very good, and a few interesting fights in the prelims. 7/10, will watch.

    RDA/Covington and Jacare/Kelvin are great
     
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  20. Moretti

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    7/10 on paper
     
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