UFC 236 Reportedly Brings In Low PPV Buys On ESPN+

The reported estimates for the UFC 236 pay-per-view buys are in and they aren’t pretty. Dave Meltzer reported on The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that UFC 236 nabbed less than 100,000 pay-per-view buys. The UFC 236 prelims scored 893,000 viewers…

The reported estimates for the UFC 236 pay-per-view buys are in and they aren’t pretty. Dave Meltzer reported on The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that UFC 236 nabbed less than 100,000 pay-per-view buys. The UFC 236 prelims scored 893,000 viewers. UFC 236 featured two interim title bouts. This was the first event where fight fans in […]

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First UFC Pay-Per-View On ESPN+ Gets Shockingly Low Numbers

Despite two excellent championship title fights including one that may go down as the best middleweight title fight of all time, the first ESPN+ PPV reportedly sold poorly. Dave Meltzer reports in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, that “there is talk that [UFC 236] did well under half of the 200,000 number that would be […]

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Despite two excellent championship title fights including one that may go down as the best middleweight title fight of all time, the first ESPN+ PPV reportedly sold poorly.

Dave Meltzer reports in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, that “there is talk that [UFC 236] did well under half of the 200,000 number that would be what one would have predicted the show to do had it been a television PPV.”

That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise considering the widespread backlash that ESPN+ took on social media following their first PPV voyage. That platform forced potential PPV buyers to first go through their desktop browser to order the event before they could access it on other devices.

If the reports are indeed accurate, it would put UFC 236 on par with UFC 224 as the lowest-selling PPV in the last 15 years. In an attempt to save face, ESPN’s Andrew Feldman recently announced that fans can now purchase their UFC PPVs through the ESPN App going further.

While the early returns on the ESPN+ PPV partnership haven’t exactly been a grand slam, the long-term nature of the partnership between the worldwide leader in sports and the leader in MMA ensures that they are in this for the long haul.

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Teammate Explains How Max Holloway Can Still Thrive At Lightweight Following UFC 236

Max Holloway wasn’t able to get the job done at UFC 236. The featherweight champion challenged Dustin Poirier in the night’s main event for the interim 155-pound title. Instead, it was “The Diamond” who left the cage victorious …

Max Holloway wasn’t able to get the job done at UFC 236. The featherweight champion challenged Dustin Poirier in the night’s main event for the interim 155-pound title. Instead, it was “The Diamond” who left the cage victorious with a unanimous decision victory. Now, Poirier preps to welcome back division king Khabib Nurmagomedov later this […]

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Conor McGregor Challenges Israel Adesanya’s Record-Setting Performance At UFC 236

MMA’s biggest star Conor McGregor is sick and tired of the UFC crediting fighters with erroneous record-setting performances, or so he says. According to McGregor, Adesanya, who captured the interim middleweight title last weekend in a brutal war with Kelvin Gastelum, falsely holds a UFC knockdown record that he earned at UFC 236. The UFC […]

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MMA’s biggest star Conor McGregor is sick and tired of the UFC crediting fighters with erroneous record-setting performances, or so he says.

According to McGregor, Adesanya, who captured the interim middleweight title last weekend in a brutal war with Kelvin Gastelum, falsely holds a UFC knockdown record that he earned at UFC 236. The UFC sent a tweet out stating that Adesanya’s four knockdowns of Gastelum are tied for third-most in a single fight.

“Israel Adesanya’s (@Stylebender) knockdowns tonight are tied for 3rd most by a fighter in a single @UFC fight, behind Forrest Petz and Jeremy Stephens each connecting with five in a fight. #UFC236” – UFC on Twitter

Facts are facts, but “The Notorious” had something to say about it while responding to a fan on Twitter.

First, McGregor questioned what the UFC had done. Then, he demanded the promotion send him a ‘plaque,’ even if it a digital one.

What do you think? Did McGregor land five knockdowns on Eddie Alvarez? And if so should the UFC send him his digital plaque?

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Watch: Shaquille O’Neal and Poirier Comfort ‘Mini-Blessed’ After Holloway UFC 236 Loss

In the main event of UFC 236 this past weekend, Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier threw down in an instant classic. The pair competed for the interim lightweight championship of the world. After five great rounds of fighting, Poirier left the cage with t…

In the main event of UFC 236 this past weekend, Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier threw down in an instant classic. The pair competed for the interim lightweight championship of the world. After five great rounds of fighting, Poirier left the cage with the interim title and a decision victory. It was an emotional loss […]

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UFC 236 Prelims Average 893,000 Viewers On ESPN

UFC 236 saw a sharp decline on average preliminary viewership. On April 13, UFC 236 took place inside the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Headlining the pay-per-view was an interim lightweight title showdown between Dustin Poirier and Max Hollowa…

UFC 236 saw a sharp decline on average preliminary viewership. On April 13, UFC 236 took place inside the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Headlining the pay-per-view was an interim lightweight title showdown between Dustin Poirier and Max Holloway. Poirier and Holloway went the distance but in the end it was “The Diamond” who […]

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