The PPV buys for 2018

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  1. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC "My balls was hot!" Platinum Member

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    ESTIMATED NORTH AMERICAN PPV BUYS

    2,400,000* - 10/6 UFC 229 Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
    1,100,000 - 9/15 HBO Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin
    784,000** - 8/25 YouTube KSI v. Logan Paul
    700,000 - 12/29 UFC 232 Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson
    380,000 - 7/7 UFC 226 Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic
    350,000 - 4/7 UFC 223 Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta
    350,000 - 1/20 UFC 220 Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou
    325,000 - 12/1 Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder
    300,000 - 8/4 UFC 227 T.J. Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt
    260,000 - 3/3 UFC 222 Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya
    250,000 - 6/9 UFC 225 Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero
    250,000 - 11/3 UFC 230 Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis
    250,000 - 12/8 UFC 231 Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega
    130,000 - 9/8 UFC 228 Tyron Woodley vs. Darren Till
    85,000 - 5/12 UFC 224 Amanda Nunes vs Raquel Pennington
    55,000 - 9/1 All In Young Bucks & Kota Ibushi vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. & Fenix & Bandido
    43,000 - 11/24 Golden Boy Promotions Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz

    *Largest number for a non-boxing event in PPV history
    **Largest number for a streaming event in history

    @Myrddin Wild - these are from Dave. I know you like to keep records.
     
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  2. chitoortiz

    chitoortiz Silver Belt

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    Thanks Frankie, good post.

    43,000 for Golden Boy. Ouch.
     
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    Thanks for posting.

    I think it's crazy that DC vs Stipe can't even hit 400k. I'd like to think that fight drew much more (casual) viewers than that.
    But that may be more due to the fact that PPV is a shitty and outdated model and most people resort to pirating cards these days, especially if they're not super-stacked like UFC 229.

    Edit: UFC 224 is just hilarious.
     
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  4. VinceArch

    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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    Ouch, UFC 228 really did get bad numbers.
     
  5. chitoortiz

    chitoortiz Silver Belt

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    That sounds racist to me.

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    Conor McGregor, Logan Paul, and Jon Jones run the fight business.
     
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    dc007 mr. white belt

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    Tyron has no drawing power.
     
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    20falarVerdades Red Belt

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    Pretty crazy that Jon Jones managed to do these numbers despite the Sherdog boycott

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  9. Thepaintbucket

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    Maybe they really do need a fight between Logan Paul and CM Punk.

    It makes sense why they were pushing so hard to get JJ's reinstated for Gus vs JJ. Outside of Mcgregor there really aren't any big PPV pushers.

    Edit: Also UFC 223 is listed as Khabib vs Tony. Shouldn't it be Khabib vs. Iaquinta?
     
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    Frankie, how's the revenue (annual)?
     
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    Anyone got the illegal streaming figures?
     
  12. GrayArea

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    Also add the fact that Jon’s one PPV outsold two of DC’s PPVs combined

    So much for the narrative that Jon needs DC to be a draw. Seems to be the opposite.
     
  13. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC "My balls was hot!" Platinum Member

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    Good catch on edit (changing it now)

    Remember Logan PPV was $10 only
     
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    kahiljabroni Brown Belt

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    It's no wonder Conor can do no wrong and Dana hates Tyron...Conor almost did as many as the rest combined.

    Also strange how many are right in that 300k range...I wonder if it's just bars actually ordering ppvs at this point.
     
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    Woodley did better than KSI/Paul when you consider the cost of each buy
     
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    Where is UFC 224 ?
     
  17. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC "My balls was hot!" Platinum Member

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    Those don't figure into the count
    They are also a lot less than you would think (as far as volume goes)
     
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    This. @snackgod thoughts?
     
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    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya sold 2x time more PPV than T-Wood only PPV.
     
  20. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC "My balls was hot!" Platinum Member

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    * I realized 224 was left off. I added the last known number from Meltzer & included it
    It did so bad that Dave forgot it happened lol
     

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