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UFC 157: Rousey Vs Carmouche Ticket Sales Not Off To A Great Start

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  1. doherty Black Belt

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    While the 2010 Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez heavyweight title fight at the Honda Center got off to a strong start even that wasn't an instant sellout. But most shows at the Honda Center or Staples Center in Los Angeles have in recent years done more in the range of 6,000 to 7,000 tickets over he first week of sales.

    With tickets having gone on sale the week before Christmas, less than 5,000 tickets have been sold for the Feb. 23 date and the ticket gross is in the $600,000 range. That's slightly less tickets, and slightly more dollars, than the company's previous major event in the market, the Aug. 4 FOX show, headlined by Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs. Brandon Vera, at the same point in time.

    It's slower early sales than most major UFC pay-per-view shows. There have been several Las Vegas shows that sold at a similar rate early, but that's a unique market because it's run so frequently, and casinos will buy tickets. Every UFC pay-per-view show, no matter what the first week advance is, will do in the $2 million range minimum, and the arena will be nearly full the night of the show.

    The Southern California market has done strong walk-up business in the past. The Aug. 4 show ended up selling 10,151 tickets to the Staples Center and had 16,080 in the arena.


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  2. MolesyMMA Silver Belt

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    In Before the haters dont read.

    Its doing better than Rashad evans, one of the top 5 biggest PPV draws did in his scheduled main evnt against Phil Davis at 133.

    Its also doing better than UFC 150, Henderson vs Edgar.
     
  3. MrKilroyT Brown Belt

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    Not surprising. PPV numbers will be weak as well I'd imagine.
     
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    [QUOTE="Rush";77996187]In Before the haters dont read.

    Its doing better than Rashad evans, one of the top 5 biggest PPV draws did in his scheduled main evnt against Phil Davis at 133.

    Its also doing better than UFC 150, Henderson vs Edgar.[/QUOTE]

    Both of those were at different venues than this one. The other event at the Honda Center was a HW title fight so those aren't exactly expected to be equal.

    In the end we just have to wait until after the event to see how it did.
     
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    Its still early, I wouldn't buy due to if Hendo/Machida pulled off, this card would be sub par at best. Another UFC 149.

    Still believe its a mistake putting the women ahead of Hendo/Machida. 2 legends in MMA that have paid their dues to headline a main event.
     
  6. CantoX Brown Belt

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    Im going, its the day before my birthday, but they need to start filling this card up.
     
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    Good. I hope this card does shit numbers.
     
  8. lapollarecords Red Belt

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    typical Meltzer negative crap. of course it's not going to sell faster than Lesnar vs Velasquez and Velasquez vs Dos Santos. we can't say how the event did until it's done.
     
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    Can't say I disagree.
     
  10. MolesyMMA Silver Belt

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    I know there are different variables, like this one has been on sale for 2 weeks around christmas where most dont have disposable income. The headline of Meltzer's article makes it seem like it was a big flop, when its far from it.

    None of the UFC ticket sales have been a big hit recently including GSP's return at 154 which was in Canada, their 1st/2nd biggest market.
     
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    Who care...?
     
  12. SL9 Believe

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    inb4 obligatory comment about how Machida and Hendo deserve better.
     
  13. brnforce Black Belt

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    [QUOTE="Rush";77996729]I know there are different variables, like this one has been on sale for 2 weeks around christmas where most dont have disposable income. The headline of Meltzer's article makes it seem like it was a big flop, when its far from it.

    None of the UFC ticket sales have been a big hit recently including GSP's return at 154 which was in Canada, their 1st/2nd biggest market.[/QUOTE]

    Oh I agree. Everyone is hyperwatching everything about this event trying to see what it means for the future of WMMA, it just isn't that simple. The event could sell very poorly but if the fight is a great fight it will get better numbers next time. Or it could have sold out in 2 minutes and had a lame fight, ending WMMA in the UFC.

    I think we all need to relax about this and just see what happens.
     
  14. crlkllr Black Belt

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    Machida and Hendo deserver better.
     
  15. MMA Maine-iac Red Belt

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    If the Hendo/Machida fight falls off the card, this becomes a Fuel event at best.
     
  16. tkotom Fedor belt

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    not sure why they tried to push this thing as a PPV
     
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    i kind of hope it does bomb. i love this sport, but dana is letting his own feelings take over any kind of common sense here. he clearly has a rager for rousey and the womens side of the sport is nowhere near ready for a place in the ufc. if they cant put together cyborg v rousey, then what?!

    dana hopefully will heed this if sales are poor. give womens mma time to mature organically, not gift the most well known fighter who he wants to bone a world title and pray that the cyborg fight will happen

    this is in no way sexist by the way. i just dont think the division is deep enough. same as 115lb or SHW men
     
  18. Magooglie Steel Belt

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    Because Dana loves Ronda. I like women's MMA but it should be on a Fox card or co main eventing with another title fight.
     
  19. SL9 Believe

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    As Dana would say... Ronda is nasty.
     
  20. tkotom Fedor belt

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    yeah for a multi millionaire he sure is smitten huh
     

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