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This is worthy an international stadium show?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by meelad92, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. meelad92 Elzhi

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    Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit
    Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva
    Michael Bisping vs. Robert Whittaker
    Akbarh Arreola vs. Jake Matthews
    Kyle Noke vs. Peter Sobotta
    Anthony Perosh vs. Gian Villante
    Ricardo Abreu vs. Daniel Kelly
    Steven Kennedy vs. Richard Walsh
    Brendan O'Reilly vs. William Macario

    Yikes.

    1 top-notch title fight (Condit/Lawler), 1 good fight (Hunt/Bigfoot), 1 okay fight (Bisping/Whittaker) and bunch of prelim fights.

    This card needs at least 2-3 more good fights.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. UL no more yellows Banned

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    Mendes/Edgar should have been on here, instead they put it on a card which will be filled by amateurs

    The cards needs another big fight, maybe Shogun vs Rampage 2.

    Tickets must start at $30 if they want to fill this

    Mark Hunt vs Antonio Silva should be the 2nd fight on the main card, the first fight was great but a lot of people are not looking forward to the rematch

    Whittaker... meh, that fight should kick off the main card
     
  3. VIP1349 Silver Belt

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    Looks fine. It's in Australia. Isn't going to do big money on PPV cause of that. Way better than most international shows.

    Doesn't make a ton of sense to take a block buster show to Australia. If Australians fans can't get up to see Lawler/Condit, Hunt/Bigfoot and Bisping. Than there wasn't much that was going to get them going.
     
  4. Peteyandjia Silent Snow Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    2 great fights, 1 good fight, and a bunch of bleh.

    Anyway, it's their first time in a new place that has been wanting it for a long time.

    Should do well if not sell out.
     
  5. Handawg Brown Belt

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    How could you call Bigfoot/Hunt a good fight? It was the best HW fight of all time.
     
  6. meelad92 Elzhi

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    Hunt is on a 2-fight losing skid and Bigfoot 1-3-1 in his last 5. Their first fight was a FOTY contender, but I'm just not that excited for the rematch.
     
  7. johncola Banned Banned

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    I wouldn't expect that fight to repeat itself. I think it'll end in the first.
     
  8. tjumper78 Brown Belt

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    i think the card is pretty bad overall but it'll see because all fights (except the main/comain, hunt popular there) have an aussie in them.
     
  9. Toco Steel Belt

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    yeah, it doesnt seem THAT strong to be in a stadium, but lets see
     
  10. mmafan559 Black Belt

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    It's not like Aussie's get cards all the time, it will probably sell out.
     
  11. LongTermLurker "Et tu, Brute?" Platinum Member

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    If it sells out I guess it was enough for a stadium. UFC takes advantage of places being excited for the first event.
     
  12. steliokontos Nunchaku Suspenders

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    I hate the "oh your australian so well put a bunch of shit house australian fighters on the card" mentality the ufc has, local MMA has no chance of doing a 70k seater stadium people are coming to see international elite fighters, Melbourne is a big sporting town so they'll sell it out but feels like the UFC is well aware they can get away with putting on a poor card and still selling out, hope im wrong and they add a few more decent fights because this card is abysmal. Guys like Walsh should be cut, not taking up a spot on a big card and acting like people are excited to watch him fight.
     
  13. Ozze Black Belt

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    Not at all. One great fight, one medium (Bisping) and a promise (Bigfoot) that has a really good chance of not delivering like the first (Hunt will quick get the KO).
     
  14. HaulParris Gold Belt

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    Agreed. Bigfoot getting KO'd
     
  15. toe hold Brown Belt

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    I think that the event will do well at the gate regardless, but from a PPV point of view, I would have rather seen JDS/Overeem co-featured on this card.
     
  16. phoenixikki Black Belt

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    That card doesn't make sense at all. I mean, we are waiting since forever for the stadium show and the UFC puts together this?
    It's going to be the biggest fail in UFC history
     
  17. Max Power Got The Touch Platinum Member

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    Lucky to be getting a title fight considering it will do jack shit on ppv imo.:)
     
  18. Evangelion Gold Belt

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    You would of rather paid 60 dollars to see JDS/Reem than see it for free?
     
  19. Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    1) People around here underestimate the power of "local" talent being on the card

    2) People around here don't understand event planning in the slightest
     
  20. TheNinja Gold Belt

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    As others have said it's b/c it's an Australian card. They put a lot of local/country talent on the card. Typically the UFC doesn't stack cards outside of the US, other than Brazil. But even then they have a lot of Brazilian fighters on it.
     

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