Triller Fight Club Legends 2 reportedly pulls in 150K buys on PPV, nearly $8 mil revenue
The pay-per-view numbers are in for Triller Fight Club Legends 2, and it does not look to be the amount the fledgling boxing promotion would have hoped for.
The boxing card that aired on FITE TV PPV was the organization’s latest foray into promoting matches with combat sports stars from yesteryear. This past Saturday’s card featured a co-main event match between Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz — two legends of the UFC — and an MMA vs boxing main event pitting heavyweight great Evander Holyfield and another former UFC star in Vitor Belfort.
The event from inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Fort Lauderdale, FL offered up back-to-back first-round knockouts for Silva and Belfort in the event’s most anticipated fights. However, a new report from long-time boxing reporter Dan Rafael claims that the PPV numbers he has received fell far below what the promotion needed to call the event a success.
Triller Fight Club Legends 2 underperforms on PPV
“Per sources, #HolyfieldBelfort event totaled about 150K PPV buys between linear and digital platforms, which would make it a massive $ loser for Triller. At 150K it would gross about $7.5M from PPV, not remotely close to covering even the purses, not to mention rest of expenses,” Rafeal wrote.
For some combat sports promotions, 150,000 PPV buys and a near US $8 million haul would be a good night’s work. Especially in MMA. However, for the sort of money Triller has been throwing around to their name talent, those buy and dollar amounts would seem to be below what would be required to at least not lose money on the event, based on Rafael’s assertions.
Following Befort’s TKO victory over Holyfield in the event’s headliner, the promotion’s bosses threw down a US $30 million dollar challenge to former employee, and now Showtime Boxing talent, Jake Paul for a bout with “The Phenom” next.
Triller Fight Club started promoting their brand of boxing-meets-music events last year with their first “Legends” card headlined by heavyweight legend Mike Tyson versus two-division champion Roy Jones, Jr. in an eight-round exhibition. That event was a massive success, as it reportedly earned 1.6 million buys on PPV.
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