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UFC 193 confirmed for Melbourne's Docklands/Etihad Stadium; two more fights announced

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  1. toe hold Brown Belt

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  2. chillyoo Brown Belt

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    I just don't understand the Bisping fight, I get the appeal to the local. But at this point in his career it's not a fight that's going to do much for him if he wins. Not to mention Whittaker is dangerous!!! Bad move Bisping
     
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    Was hoping CM Punk would be on this card .
     
  4. Danespina Gold Belt

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    If Bisping wins I could see him finally getting the Anderson Silva bout he's wanted.
     
  5. trblesome1 Silver Belt

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    So we got

    Lawler vs Condit
    Bisping vs Whittaker
    Hunt vs BigFoot

    Looking like a solid card so far with another decent fight or 2

    Also this is in a stadium that holds 56k people, has UFC ever had that big of a crowd?
     
  6. toe hold Brown Belt

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    UFC 129 was in Toronto at the Rogers Centre, a similiar sized venue.
     
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  7. Bowerman Banned Banned

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    I have no idea how we got so damn lucky
     
  8. trblesome1 Silver Belt

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    Yeah man I didn't add the prelim fights because honestly I have no idea who those guys even are
     
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    Hmm Etihad... I didn't think they'd do Etihad without two title fights. Maybe they're going to announce Rousey vs. Tate for it?
     
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    So this event will be the UFC attendance record ?
     
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    would love to see Whitaker ko Bisping
     
  12. Bowerman Banned Banned

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    It will sell out guaranteed. Etihad sells out every major sporting event that goes there in Melbourne. Doesn't matter what it is.

    Some regular season AFL matches get 90,000+at a nearby stadium.
     
  13. toe hold Brown Belt

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    Depending on the seating arrangement and it actually sells out, it could be very close to UFC 129. Venue can accommodate between 51,000 - 74,000 people.

    UFC 129 was credited with an attendance of 55,724 and a $12,000,000 gate.
     
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    hopefully whittaker ko's bisping
     
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    Yah, I was just wondering about that. 56K is a lot of seats to fill, especially if you don't want to be giving out $5 nosebleed seats.

    I think the UFC pretty much has to put one of the heavy hitters on the card. With Conor, Anderson, GSP, Cain/Werdum and Jon Jones all unavailable or booked that pretty much leaves Rousey.

    I can definitely see the UFC headlining with Rousey. Rousey headlining a 55K+ stadium is going to draw even more media attention to the already ridiculous levels of media attention that Rousey draws.
     
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    I agree with everything here.
     
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    Went to 110 & 127 in Sydney but i can't afford to do Melbourne.

    Melb is my home town and a great sports city. If they promote it really strong they could sell out the Etihad.
    Best fights Australia has had since Cain/Big Nog.
     
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    40000 comp tickets will be handed out
     
  20. toe hold Brown Belt

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    Ideal PPV card if they don't throw Rousey (Tate 3 or Cyborg) on here.

    WW title bout: Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit
    Co-main HW bout: JDS vs. Overeem

    any order of
    MW bout: Michael Bisping vs. Robert Whittaker
    HW bout: Antonio Silva vs. Mark Hunt
    LHW bout: Jackson vs. Rua?

    mid-low tier Aussie/NZL/English fighters Matthews, Kelly, Noke, O'Reilly, Scott, Entwislte, Te-Huna, Vaculik, Nguyen, etc. dispersed through.
     
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