Has the UFC ever changed a PPV to free TV...

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  1. mb23100 Gold Belt

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    .... due to canceled bouts? I know they have straight canceled them before. I seem to remember this happening.
     
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    Yes they might have maybe done that that one time I think but don't know
     
  3. DaleBoca Gold Belt

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    If I’m not mistaken, they did that once. It was a few years ago as well.
     
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    Yes they have actually put a card free on Spike I believe in the afternoon when it was overseas a few times and they have cancelled a few ppv's too.

    Just look it up on Wikipedia. You can go through all the history of their events there.
     
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    Theyve dont numbered ufcs on tv right?

    Ufc 105/106 I think one was on free tv, but it was meant for tv
     
  8. Jibsta69 Purple Belt

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    I forget what the main event was post to be but i remember Hendricks vs Thompson headlined a card that was post to be a ppv. I believe the first Diaz vs Mcgregor fight was originally post to be a free card somewhere in Germany until they added Holly/Misha and Nate/Conor to it and moved it to Vegas and put a number on it.
     
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    UFC 89, 95, 105, 120, 122, and 138 were all on Spike. I recall at least one being originally planned as a PPV but don't remember which.
     
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    Last time i can remember of something like that potentially happening with the event not cancelled they slapped a belt on the co-main, and still called it a PPV, UFC 206 Pettis vs Holloway.
     
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    Hendricks vs. Thompson card was supposed to be ufc 196, Cain pulled out against Werdum so it became a fight night.
     
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    Yup. Further details—

    Stipe was brought in as the substitute for Cain, but a day later Werdum pulled out as well citing injury. There was briefly a flurry as fighters tweetlobbied to become Werdum's substitute...like Jones, who said he'd do it IF the fight was for the "real title". But that was a step too far for the UFC brass.

    When Werdum finally went through with Stipe being his opponent for a title shot a few months later, the UFC put it on what was meant to be a Fight Night card and made it into a PPV....and so the balance of their pocketbook was restored.
     
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    Not only that, but in order to make Pettis vs. Holloway a interim bout, they had to over night strip Conor of his belt, and promote Aldo from Interim Champ to Undisputed champion.
     
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    Yup, i forgot to mention all of that, they went a long way to keep it as a PPV.
     
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    I think once when Bones Vs Hendo fell through, Chael the pride of Oregon Sonnen stepped in and Bones needed more time
     
  17. Danespina Gold Belt

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    That was a cancelled card.
     
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    I think Randy Couture vs. Brandon Vera. Good thing, too, because that main event sucked donkey balls
     
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    UFC 151 was planned as a PPV and when this fight fell off...they just cancelled the whole Event. lol
     
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    Jones lol....Dude wouldn't fight Chael on 8 days notice to save UFC 152...
     
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