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So anyone actually planning on paying for a PPV headlined by Sonnen & Wanderlei?

http://thesportsdaily.com/mma-manifesto/bellator-180-headed-to-ppv-madison-square-garden/



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I love this fight, and with Emelianenko-Mitrione as the co-headliner, it's probably going to be well worth the money. But I think the PPV experiment probably won't be successful, and we'll likely see Affliction-esque numbers despite a pretty stacked non-UFC card. And then you add the fact that outside of running promos / commercials on Spike TV, Bellator has historically had poor marketing, and it's even difficult to track free Spike TV events.

If I were Coker, I would've instead split it up into two free shows with Silva-Sonnen headlining one, and Emelianenko-Mitrione the other, but I could be wrong, and the PPV might be relatively successful for Bellator. I hope it is, and they can generate the necessary revenue to continue cultivating a competitive marketplace for fighters.

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As much as I would like to watch Sonnen vs. Wanderlei and Emelianenko vs. Mitrione, there is no way I am going to buy this PPV in 2017. If this was back in the day when these guys were in their prime, then I probably would pay to watch the event.

Interested to see what more they add to this though.



-- Edited by MidnightRider on Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:25:51 PM

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Could depend on what they charge for the show. If it's the full UFC price, they aren't going to get many buys. Under 100,000 I bet.

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I agree. Nobody is paying 50-60 for this card. On the other hand, if it's like 30-35, and you add Bader/Davis and MVP/Larkin, I might dabble

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