Fight Card Headliner Priority List.

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  1. bugrimmar

    bugrimmar Orange Belt

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    If, for example, all the UFC belts were on the line in one night, which champion would they choose to headline the card? (I know this will never happen, but I'm just wondering)

    Let's assume that their opponents are of equal caliber, so that the "depends on the opponent" argument would be irrelevant. Let's also assume that the event is held in a neutral location to remove the "homefield advantage" argument. I just wish to know who you guys think is the biggest market draw among the UFC champs.

    For me it'd go like this:

    1.) Anderson Silva
    2.) Cain Velasquez
    3.) Jon Jones
    4.) Georges St. Pierre
    5.) Benson Henderson
    6.) Dominick Cruz
    7.) Jose Aldo
    8.) Demetrious Johnson

    Anderson will always headline IMO because the UFC consistently bills him as the best fighter ever. Cain would be next because heavyweight champions always get this "baddest man on the planet" thing going, and everyone loves big guys fighting. Jon, I think, is currently more marketable than St. Pierre outside Canada, and the LHW division is historically the most stacked. The lighter weight classes are still gaining recognition, and I have Cruz ahead of Aldo because Aldo is still relatively unknown in some of the major markets.
     
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  2. GoodOleWrasslin

    GoodOleWrasslin Brown Belt

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    I think it should be:

    Anderson
    Cain
    GSP
    JJ
    Aldo
    Bendo
    Cruz
    MM
     
  3. Zeroinnes

    Zeroinnes White Belt

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    Aren't HWs always on top? I thought I heard that it goes by weight.
     
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    dropshot001 Red Belt

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    typically, but not when you have the goat fighting in a different division
     
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    Technically, the order is based on the weightclass. However, I do agree that Silva is first. I would put Cain next and GSP after that. The rest aren't as good when it comes to drawing PPV's. Jones is a good draw because the UFC markets him more than I've seen them market anybody.
     
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    wlu29 Banned Banned

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    I would think so as well.
     
  7. Foolish

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    Rousey would headline. Then she would get credit for the PPV doing well. :cool:


    Topical joke aside, I can't see there not being a superfight on a card like that. I see it being Silva v. Jones/GSP as the main event, and then from heaviest down underneath of that.
     
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    Heaviest takes main.
     
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    After UFC 100 Dana said in an interview that the title fight in the heavier weight class will always be the main event. People were asking why GSP vs Alves wasn't the main event over Brock vs Mir, he said just for some conformity and not to play favorites they would just go by weight classes.
     
  10. bugrimmar

    bugrimmar Orange Belt

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    yes, but nonetheless, how does the GOAT not headline? i can't see Anderson in an undercard. Even if he's fighting a bum.
     
  11. Davey J

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    Anderson can carry any card on his own, therefore he will headline. They won't waste a LHW or HW title fight on a card that will already sell because Silva is on it.
     
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    Because "Goat" is not a recognized title by any semi functioning brain.
     
  13. CTYankee

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    I don't see that at all.

    Did you hear Dana the whole month after they canceled UFC 151?

    Jones is a draw because he may be the best fighter on the planet.

    I think he would be 3rd headliner after Anderson and GSP.
     
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    they would be co-main events
     

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