UFC 2 had a buy rate of 200,000

Yes that's correct, the 16 man tournament that Royce Gracie won had 200,000 people buying the ppv event..can you guess what UFC 3 drew in terms of numbers? Hmm 90,000 and this shocks me after how brutal UFC 2 was and That Shamrock was expected to fight...anyone care to explain what happened back then?

No idea what UFC 4, t and the other early ones drew but they were great tournaments

This web site keeps track, however buys are always based off of formulas and projections so take them for what they are or as the fw champ would say, "it is what it is"..

 

https://www.tapology.com/search/mma-event-figures/ppv-pay-per-view-buys-buyrate

 

Ufc 1 - 86k

Ufc 2 - 300k

 

No listing for ufc 3 or 4..

Didn't they get pulled from all cable/ppv wjich would ezplain that.  Remember DirecTV was the only place you could get it on ppv, would explain the huge sudden dropoff

AdamBishop - 

This web site keeps track, however buys are always based off of formulas and projections so take them for what they are or as the fw champ would say, "it is what it is"..

 

https://www.tapology.com/search/mma-event-figures/ppv-pay-per-view-buys-buyrate

 

Ufc 1 - 86k

Ufc 2 - 300k

 

No listing for ufc 3 or 4..


Yeah, really odd drop off for UFC3/4 like that!

1- 86k
2- 300k
3- 90k
4- 120k
5- 260k
6- 240k
7- 190k
uu95- 251k
8- 300k
9- 141k
10- 96k
11- 92k
uu96- 120k
12- 122k

danggook - 

Didn't they get pulled from all cable/ppv wjich would ezplain that.  Remember DirecTV was the only place you could get it on ppv, would explain the huge sudden dropoff



this is correct. you could only get it on satelite. most people would have to see 3 and 4 months later on tape from blockbuster

danggook - 

Didn't they get pulled from all cable/ppv wjich would ezplain that.  Remember DirecTV was the only place you could get it on ppv, would explain the huge sudden dropoff


In those days, it was all about having a friend with one of those giant fucking sat dishes and a box to unscramble it, then recording it to VHS and trading the tapes. Through that street magic I was able to witness MMA for the first time :) Also, some cool movie rental places would pick up the events a year or so later.

The 2 cable companies by me stopped showing it after ufc13 & ufc18. Then I had to get DirectTV.

danggook -

Didn't they get pulled from all cable/ppv wjich would ezplain that.  Remember DirecTV was the only place you could get it on ppv, would explain the huge sudden dropoff

they didn't get dropped by the douchebag leo hindery until well after UFC 3, the sattelite only dark events were in the teens. I live in the country and bought my first giant dish after ufc 1 just for the purpose

Where I lived you could sometimes rent then at some of the shady type places that sold porn.have no idea why.

How much to buy the 1st few events on ppv? $10?

pulled off cable in 98 iirc

I think it was like $12 or $19

SuperFightFan - 
AdamBishop - 

This web site keeps track, however buys are always based off of formulas and projections so take them for what they are or as the fw champ would say, "it is what it is"..

 

https://www.tapology.com/search/mma-event-figures/ppv-pay-per-view-buys-buyrate

 

Ufc 1 - 86k

Ufc 2 - 300k

 

No listing for ufc 3 or 4..


Yeah, really odd drop off for UFC3/4 like that!

1- 86k
2- 300k
3- 90k
4- 120k
5- 260k
6- 240k
7- 190k
uu95- 251k
8- 300k
9- 141k
10- 96k
11- 92k
uu96- 120k
12- 122k

I'm a bit surprised there wasn't a huge dip after UFC 5 and the dreaded super fight with Ken and Royce....plus, you had Severn dominating mostly by wrestling..

ons ear - 
SuperFightFan - 
AdamBishop - 

This web site keeps track, however buys are always based off of formulas and projections so take them for what they are or as the fw champ would say, "it is what it is"..

 

https://www.tapology.com/search/mma-event-figures/ppv-pay-per-view-buys-buyrate

 

Ufc 1 - 86k

Ufc 2 - 300k

 

No listing for ufc 3 or 4..


Yeah, really odd drop off for UFC3/4 like that!

1- 86k
2- 300k
3- 90k
4- 120k
5- 260k
6- 240k
7- 190k
uu95- 251k
8- 300k
9- 141k
10- 96k
11- 92k
uu96- 120k
12- 122k

I'm a bit surprised there wasn't a huge dip after UFC 5 and the dreaded super fight with Ken and Royce....plus, you had Severn dominating mostly by wrestling..

I think it was because it was the middle of summer july event. I had a HUGE party and lots of people seemed to know it was on, were feeling good on beautiful summer night, and wanted to see it. UFC7 came around and had like 3 people ask me about it.

Not what a buyrate is

Madonnaspvssy - 

The high numbers were all the ones ken shamrock main evented, besides the ultimate ultimate 


Yes and it's funny because most of those super fights were terrible..a Shamrock/Severn 2..Shamrock/Gracie and Shamrock/Oleg were awful but Ken was thought to be the best submission guy in the world with supposed great hands too lol..

I still wonder what would have happened if Shsnrock didn't stall against Royce at UFC 5..say Royce best him by choke again, would he have still bowed out of the UFC?

Ancient Wolf -

Where I lived you could sometimes rent then at some of the shady type places that sold porn.have no idea why.

I just rented them from blockbuster. I had no computer so even though the events were months old it was new to me

TerribleTowel - 
Ancient Wolf -

Where I lived you could sometimes rent then at some of the shady type places that sold porn.have no idea why.

I just rented them from blockbuster. I had no computer so even though the events were months old it was new to me


Yeah, back then the only spoilers I had to worry about were from Black Belt magazine lol.

de braco - 
danggook -

Didn't they get pulled from all cable/ppv wjich would ezplain that.  Remember DirecTV was the only place you could get it on ppv, would explain the huge sudden dropoff

they didn't get dropped by the douchebag leo hindery until well after UFC 3, the sattelite only dark events were in the teens. I live in the country and bought my first giant dish after ufc 1 just for the purpose


Yeah, cable started dropping them after UFC 12. I watched most the UFCs live before that on my grandpa's illegal cable box or "black box" you could get at swap meets.

I missed the next several events until I found some friends with DirecTV and we ordered them. Same when they started airing Pride around the 2000 GP. All tape trading before that!

I knew it was somewhere in there because i had a crowd for the mo smith/coleman fight.