Bellator PPV estimated at 65,000 buys; possiblly over 100,000

 

Earlier this month Bellator made it's first foray into PPV with Bellator 120: Rampage vs. Lawal. The event was scheduled to be headlined by a trilogy match with Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler, that is until Alvarez was injured.

Quinton Jackson defeated King Mo in a lack luster affair in the main event and Michael Chandler was upset by late replacement Will Brooks in the co-main. Bellator President Bjorn Rebney had remarked that 50,000 buys would be a break even for the company, and the early reports are that they had slightly surpassed that mark:

In a new report that came out on May 28th, Sherdog.com is reporting that the PPV may have actually surpassed 100,000 buys:

Viacom-owned Bellator MMA pushed north of 100,000 buys for their May 17 card, according to industry sources with information regarding the promotion’s debut foray into the pay-per-view business.

The source, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release buy-rate data, stated that the information will be readily available in Viacom’s SEC filings later this year.

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Jimmy Wrassler site profile image  

5/28/14 2:41 PM by Jimmy Wrassler

Like what exactly?   According to the UFC, every other event is the biggest in history with the most important fight of the decade.  Rousey is the biggest star of all time, every fighter is elite at something and the hyperbole is through the roof.    Who gives a fuck, just enjoy the fights. 

Jimmy Wrassler site profile image  

5/28/14 2:38 PM by Jimmy Wrassler

VU, god damn gold

Jimmy Wrassler site profile image  

5/28/14 2:37 PM by Jimmy Wrassler

Who are these shills who make Bellator out to be better than the UFC?  Please list them so they can go on my ignore list.  Shills make this place a fucking joke, its worse than sherdog.  At least those idiots are just uneducated about mma

Winston Wolf site profile image  

5/28/14 2:35 PM by Winston Wolf

if thats true all the shillers should stop posting and stfu

DanChow site profile image  

5/28/14 2:30 PM by DanChow

Source: Bellator 120 Clears 100,000 PPV Buyshttp://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Source-Bellator-120-Clears-100000-PPV-Buys-68461

Fed site profile image  

5/28/14 11:35 AM by Fed

65K all day for a card that lost its main draw (El Trilogica)

CompanyBlue site profile image  

5/28/14 11:26 AM by CompanyBlue

That's a good number if true.

Kim Jong Uno site profile image  

5/28/14 11:23 AM by Kim Jong Uno

65k is not a success for Bellator dummy, it's a success for fighters as a whole. When another promotion doesn't lose their ass throwing a PPV, fighters get more opportunities for work and exposure. But what really matters to you guys is for Bellator to lose, because Bjorn is a jerk!

Fryedtakyama owns me, it's normal site profile image  

5/28/14 9:10 AM by Fryedtakyama owns me, it's normal

If you bellator trolls are claiming 65k as a success, then bellator is really worse off then I thought.

bull7188 site profile image  

5/28/14 5:04 AM by bull7188

Not to bad for a first showing. Ill be happy to see a bit of diversity in the MMA landscape so I can stop getting stupid looks from guys at work when I talk about it. The "Oh you mean that UFC shit. I love that stuff" has me on the edge of crushing somebodies skull. UFC may be the top of the food chain but its not the only MMA. I for one hope they continue to do alright just to help educate