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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